The Black Press Extreme Education & Career Fair comes to the Days Inn and Conference Centre on Aug. 22, showcasing a full array of career and education opportunities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Education and Career Fair comes to the Kootenays

If you’re in the market for a job change, or are charting your education path with an eye to a future career, you’re in luck!

The Black Press Extreme Education & Career Fair comes to the Days Inn and Conference Centre, 600 Cranbrook St., on Aug. 22. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the fair will showcase a full array of career and education opportunities.

“The number and diversity of participating organizations speaks to the necessity of Career Fairs in today’s job market and Black Press is happy to host an event that matches job seekers with employers,” says Sheri Jackson, Black Press News Media Group’s events manager.

“We really bring together so much opportunity under one roof – when it comes time to seek employment or education, people can see so many options in one place,” Jackson says. “We also have a wide range of employers ready to hire, and they find it a valuable opportunity to meet potential employees who would be a great fit for their workplace.”

  1. So much to explore: One of 12 Black Press career fairs hosted around the province, from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays, discover more than 70 booths filled with representatives from post-secondary institutions such as Centre for Arts and Technology, College of the Rockies and STEP just to name a few. You’ll also find many businesses, big and small, with the likes of Fortis, Landtran, Retirement Concepts, Gold Life Management, Correctional Service of Canada, and so much more!
  2. So much to learn: A career fair is an educational experience all on its own, with on-the-spot interviews, and filling out applications all while honing your people skills with speaking directly with the employers looking to hire.
  3. Building connections: In a province with an already low unemployment rate, B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook anticipates more than 903,000 job openings over the next decade, three-quarters of which will require some post-secondary education or training. With education and employers together under one roof, prospective job-seekers will find the resources they need to make their career dreams a reality.
  4. Employer resources: With those kind of numbers, the Black Press career fairs are just as vital for employers – a place they can focus on the potential job seekers, see how many people are searching for employment in their field, and conduct on-the-spot interviews.
  5. It’s free! The education and career fair is free and open to the public, with ample parking onsite.

Learn more about the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair at the Facebook event page, email localwork@blackpress.ca or call 1-855-678-7833.

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