“There are new employers attending this year in industries that directly relate to our programming,” says Shelly Drefs, student career services assistant with MHC’s Student Employment and Career Centre. “For the students it’s a great time to apply for summer positions and practicum placements, and for the community it gives them access to a diverse range of potential employers.”
There will be career information sessions open to the public following the event. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will be hosting a presentation beginning at 6 p.m. in room S151. “When we think of the RCMP, we think of the iconic Mountie and community policing, but the RCMP actually has over 150 different career specializations within their force, and those specializations require people with a wide-range of backgrounds,” says Drefs. “This is a great example of what our event is all about – connecting job seekers with employers and opportunities they may not have considered before.”
Along with approximately 60 participating companies there will be four employment services organizations in attendance to assist students and the community. These organizations include Being Human Services, Alberta Works, SAAMIS Aboriginal Employment & Training Association and the YMCA Employment Centre.
“We each have different mandates and ways to assist individuals in finding the perfect job match and gaining employment,” says Drefs. “It’s nice to be able to collaborate with these fantastic organizations and highlight all of their services- which range from resume writing to personality profiles. Collectively, we all want to ensure we help people find their fit and one of the ways to do that is ensure we help raise the profile of all the resources available to job seekers within the community.”
Drefs explains that for those that are unemployed or are looking for a career change, this would be a great event to attend to make connections and learn about the various employment opportunities out there.
For those who are thinking about returning to school, but are unsure of what they would like to do, Drefs stresses that the college offers free career counselling year-round. To learn more visit www.mhc.ab.ca/findyourfit.
Students and job seekers are encouraged to dress in interview-appropriate clothing and to bring copies of their current resume if they have them. Many employers will accept applications at the event, while others will inform job seekers about their application processes.
For more information on who is attending the Career Fair visit https://www.mhc.ab.ca.
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