More than 100 booths from post-secondary institutions and businesses of all sizes are expected at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair, coming to the Cloverdale Agriplex Sept. 13.

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Largest-ever Black Press Education and Career Fair comes to Cloverdale

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: Black Press brings its largest career fair to date to the Cloverdale Agriplex Sept. 13!

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Black Press Extreme Education & Career 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 space 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 eight Black Press career fairs hosted around the province, from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays, discover more than 100 booths filled with representatives from post-secondary institutions such as BCIT and Stenberg College, and businesses of all sizes – ICBC, CN, Best Buy, Tsawwassen Mills, BC Corrections, the RCMP and many more.

2. So much to learn: Career Coach Cribbage founder Andrew Kelly will host a speaker series demonstrating his unique career search-adapted cribbage game designed to spark conversation about work experience, interview skills, first impressions, resumes and more. Reflecting the real-life job hunting process, the game is helpful for job seekers of any age.

3. Building connections: In a province with an already low unemployment rate, B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook anticipates more than 900,000 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. In addition to workshops for the general public, the fair also features a speaker series for exhibitors, this time with Group Health and Cintas speaking about employee retention and leveraging company culture for recruitment.

5. It’s free! The education and career fair is free and open to the public, with ample parking onsite at the Agriplex!

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

 

Embark on your new career at the coming education and career fair.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Langley Rams downed by Saskatoon Hilltops at Canadian Bowl

Four-time Canadian Junior Football League champions built up an insurmountable lead

VIDEO: Crash on 88 Avenue in Langley

At least one car suffered extensive damage

Extreme weather alert issued by Langley shelter

Gateway of Hope offers homeless warm place to sleep

Cunningham to be added to the Vancouver Giants Wall of Honour

He will be the guest of honour at Langley Events Centre on Sunday, Dec. 2

Giants serve up major defeat to Pats at Langley Events Centre

On the ice, Vancouver G-Men wrap up home stand with a 10-4 win over Regina Friday night.

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

1 woman dead, man in hospital after ‘suspicious’ crash: police

Homicide investigators and Burnaby RCMP are investigating the fatal collision

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

Most Read