Medicine Hat College’s (MHC) Job Fair is fast-approaching and this year there is a new session being offered to the community. On Wednesday, February, 25, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Eresman Theatre at MHC, the college along with numerous organizations within the community, will discuss the supports and resources available to those who have recently experienced a job loss or are in an employment transition.
Participating organizations include Alberta Works, Being Human Services, Community Futures Entre-Corp, Saamis Aboriginal Employment & Training Association, Money Mentors, as well as the YMCA Employment Centre. Representatives from the college’s Employment & Career Centre will also be in attendance to explain the services and programs available for retraining as well as offer attendees the opportunity to sign up for a free Career Cruising workshop in March.
“The noon hour session is a great opportunity for the community to learn about all the different agencies available to help them find employment,” says Shelly Drefs, student and career services advisor. “Whether they are someone who has recently lost their job, are looking to re-enter the workforce or make a career change, there will be valuable information presented.”
The Job Fair also runs that day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
“The Job Fair is about gaining employment, and unlike the fall Career Fair, these jobs are not necessarily tied to our programs. There will be over 50 exhibitors in attendance, promoting jobs that they are currently hiring for,” says Drefs. “The job opportunities range from retail and labourer positions to summer parks, trades, banking and healthcare.”
For more information about the Job Fair visit www.mhc.ab.ca. Updates will also be available on Twitter @MHCollege.
MHC is still accepting registrations from organizations interested in setting up a booth. Event fees are $200 which includes a continental breakfast, two lunches, parking and tax. The non-profit rate is $125. To download the application and learn more click here.
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