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MHC encourages community to attend Career Expo for ideas on professional pathways

October 16, 2015

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Medicine Hat College (MHC), approximately 47 exhibitors will be showcasing their career opportunities to the community as part of the 2015 Career Expo.

Attendees will have an opportunity to explore different professional paths in industries ranging from business and criminal justice to environmental science and healthcare. 

“With everything that is happening in the economy right now, this is a great opportunity to come and see what careers are out there,” says Shelly Drefs, career advisor at MHC. “We encourage the community to connect with employers from the region as well as the postsecondary institutions in attendance. We are here to help you reach your career goals.”

The expo allows people to explore career pathways and learn how to attain them, and to access job leads and make connections with employers. There will also be four employment agencies present to highlight the variety of ways that they can assist jobseekers in the community.

“This event is a bit different than our Job Fair held in the spring, as this one focuses on career opportunities, while the spring event is geared to employment in general,” says Drefs.

When asked if she has any advice for attendees on navigating the event, Drefs advises that individuals visit every booth.

“I really think there is value in visiting every exhibitor. Although you may not think a company has a position that matches your search, you may be surprised at all the specialties that they offer, and the types of backgrounds and experience they hire from. For example, the healthcare sector needs specialized disciplines such as nurses, health care aides, and paramedics, but they also need technical and administrative support, trades, porters, and a host of other positions to run effectively,” says Drefs.

For more information on the Career Expo visit