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MHC partners with province to help those affected by job loss

April 28, 2016

In response to challenging economic times, Medicine Hat College (MHC) has partnered with the Government of Alberta to offer the Resource Fair for Albertans Affected by Job Loss on May 11 at Medicine Hat College.

This free event will offer community members an opportunity to talk to over 20 organizations in one location, where they can learn about career and employment services, mental health supports, personal supports, financial services, and education and re-training options.

“The college recognizes the challenges in our community right now and wants to do more to support people who are struggling. This partnership with the Government of Alberta has allowed us to pool our resources and create a one-stop experience for those who may not know where to start,” says Andrea Aarden, career advisor at Medicine Hat College.

Guest speakers Theo Fleury and Stuart "Twitchy" Ellis-Myers scheduled to inspire job seekers

In addition to talking with participating agencies and organizations, attendees will have the opportunity to see guest speakers Theo Fleury, and Stuart “Twitchy” Ellis-Myers.

Fleury’s presentation, Don’t Quit Before the Miracle, is a message everyone needs to hear at some point in their life. It’s about hope, moving forward, and never giving up, even when obstacles appear overwhelming and unbeatable. He will speak in the Eresman Theatre at 1:30 p.m.

Ellis-Myers’ presentation, Career Mastery During Tough Times, addresses how to seek career opportunities during times of layoffs and redundancies. Working with hundreds of employers and thousands of candidates, Ellis-Myers is the world’s only professional corporate recruiter living with the rare neurological disorder Tourette’s. He is also a 1980 alum of Medicine Hat College. He will present at 3 p.m. in the Eresman Theatre.

The Resource Fair for Albertans Affected by Job Loss will run on May 11 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall at Medicine Hat College. This event is free (including the guest speakers), open to the public, and free childcare will be provided.

If you have any questions about the Resource Fair for Job Loss and Layoffs, or the services available to you through our Career Centre, connect with Andrea Aarden at or 403.529.3999.