Career Fair Offers Options to Job Seekers
Prince George, B.C. – Scores of students have descended on CNC’s Gathering Place for Northworks Career Fair today.
Over 30 employers are on site offering information about careers in everything from policing and forestry to the military and dentistry.
Leah Likes, a recruitment officer at CNC, says they’ve revamped the fair to ensure the job opportunities match the skills students are graduating with.
“Yes, we have chosen employers who are targeted to our specific programs here. For example, Northern Health is here looking to hire our nursing students and health care assistants. Canfor is here to hire accountants.”
Second year Power Engineering student Colin Vander Ende used the occasion to pass off his resume to West Fraser.
“I’ve already gone to university and gotten a couple of degrees and it didn’t lead me to the career path that I wanted,” he says. “So, now I’m going to a technical institute with the hope of specializing enough to get into a career path that you can kind of chase for the rest of your life.”
West Fraser’s Kyle Anderson welcomed the resume and says career fairs like this are “extremely useful” to the company.
“For sure. And I’m a UNBC alumni and I love to come back to the community and share how I was able to get a career and pursue my interest. The nice thing about West Fraser is if you show you’re keen and eager they’ll really help you diversify your experience.”
The fair runs until 3 p.m. today.