BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO

Black Press Media Extreme Education and Career Fair is returning to the Comox Valley

Bring your resume to the Comox Community Centre on Jan. 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.!

Vancouver Island job seekers get your resumes ready.

The next Black Press Media Extreme Education and Career Fair is going to be held Jan. 23 in the Comox Valley at the Comox Community Centre.

The career fair is the perfect way to connect job seekers, career changers, students and lifelong learners with information and new opportunities. Attendees are able to meet with exhibitors, learn about different organizations, what positions are available and how they can get involved by finding the right career that is perfect for them.

Jennifer Wood, events coordinator for Black Press Media, noted the career fair will feature “more than 40 booths filled with representatives from post-secondary institutions such as Discovery Community College, VIU, Keystone College, Excel Career College and businesses of all sizes – Grieg Seafood, Mowi, 7 – Eleven, Weedman, and the Insurance Brokers Association of BC, to name just a few. Also included is the RCMP, Work BC, the Western Maritime Institute and much more.”

While this event is being promoted across the mid and north Island, exhibitors will be on hand representing the whole Island so there will be plenty of job opportunities in all kinds of different areas.

“B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook anticipates more than 1,00,000 job openings over the next eight years,” stated Wood. “Three-quarters of which will require some post-secondary education or training. With education and employers all together under one roof, prospective job-seekers will find the resources they need to make their career dreams a reality.”

She added that with those kind of numbers, “the Black Press career fairs are just as vital for employers – a place where they can focus on potential job seekers, see how many people are searching for employment in their field, and conduct on-the-spot interviews.”

The number and diversity of participating organizations truly speaks to the necessity of career fairs in today’s job market space, especially here on Vancouver Island.

RELATED: Hundreds attend Black Press Career Fair in Victoria

“Black Press is happy to host another event that matches job seekers with employers,” Wood stated. “We are a job seekers paradise offering opportunities in every sector of today’s job market space, while catering to those in their search of their post secondary education options. We really bring together so much opportunity under one roof – when it comes time to seek employment or education, people can see so many options in one place. We also have a wide range of employers ready to hire, and they find it a valuable experience to meet potential employees who would be a great fit for their company. The career and education fair allows a job seeker to consider all options whether it be a post secondary education or perhaps just a job change. The possibilities are endless.”

The Black Press Media Extreme Education and Career Fair is free and open to the public — bring your resume and come on down to the Comox Community Centre, 1855 Noel Ave, Comox BC from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information about the event and the exhibitors, click here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rotarians clean up the beach at Goose Spit in Comox

Newest Rotary club in area hopes to make it an annual event

Cumberland signs on for region’s compost program

The Village has been involved with a pilot compost program since 2012

Cumberland council supports cannabis delivery changes

Letters to Village point to need for online order, direct delivery during pandemic

Comox Valley RCMP impound six vehicles in six days in May

All drivers were found to be going at least 47 km/h over the speed limit

Cumberland water plant costs come in higher than planned

Extra costs result of delays, Hydro requirements and right of way access

11 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. as top doc urges caution amid ‘encouraging’ low rates

Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced that two care home outbreaks would be declared over

Comox Valley business map offers information on local eateries, grocery stores and more

Search and click for hours and services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Surrey mayor’s party under fire for ‘sickening’ tweet accusing northern B.C. RCMP of murder

Mayor Doug McCallum says tweet, Facebook post ‘sent out by unauthorized person’

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

Dr. Bonnie Henry announces official ban on overnight kids’ camps this summer

New ban comes after talking with other provincial health officials across the country, Henry says

Senior man in hospital after unprovoked wolf attack near Prince Rupert

Conservation officers are on site looking for the wolf

VIDEO: NASA astronauts blast off into space on SpaceX rocket

Marks NASA’s first human spaceflight launched from U.S. soil in nearly a decade

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

Most Read