REPORTING · 4th March 2011
The Small Gym at Mount Elizabeth Secondary School was bustling with students and members of the public on Thursday, March 3rd for the 2011 Job and Education Fair. The fair was hosted by Kitimat Employment Services.
“We’re having our Annual Job and Education Fair and the objective is to bring together employers, education institutions and Service Providers who provide funding for folks who might be interested in starting up businesses, funding for people who are interested in employment subsidies and regional businesses as well,” said Al Goodwin.
The major local employers, Rio Tinto Alcan, Apache, Enbridge were present. The District, the RCMP and other service providers were out. Post Secondary Education were represented by North West Community College. UNBC did not risk the roads. They were all there to recruit and share information about what they were all about.
Tracy Rodgers, who was sitting at the Pacific Pilotage Authority table, was asked to take over the BCIT Marine school table because she was a recent graduate of the program and the program coordinator’s plane got turned around at the airport due to the whether.
“I went through the Nautical Sciences Program, which is a four year coop program,” said Rodgers. “I think a career in the marine industry is a very viable option. It is the worlds oldest profession and we need younger people. We have a lot of the older folks retiring. People need to get in and get their education.”
As the Mount Elizabeth School Administration have provided the facility, the students went through the job fair and brought the promotion home to their parents. The job fair had a large turn out of parents as well as students.
Ralph Reschke , Judy Pirrotta and Steven Jeffrey Reprisented Rio Tinto Alcan at the Fair
Lisa Clements and Angie Ashman operated the Enbridge Northern Gateway table, offering a quiz for a Candy as well as information.
Justine Lissack and Sarah Higdon reprisented Apache Corporation at the fair.
Constable Macdonald and Constable Chanin attended the fair on behalf of the RCMP