Career Fair another success

Students and residents are better equipped after meeting employers and agencies at North Island College’s Career Fair.

Over 500 NIC students and Comox Valley residents are better equipped with employment prospects after meeting with 36 local and regional employers and community agencies at North Island College’s third annual Career Fair last week.

“Given the record turnout by attendees and the feedback we received from employers, I would deem this year’s event a huge success,” said Treena Nadon, NIC’s employment service adviser.

NIC’s Employment Resource Centre builds connections between employers and students, and the involvement of community partners in events like the Career Fair is essential to its success.

North Island College thanks major sponsor Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community for hosting the fair, which brought an exceptional level of professionalism and esteem to the event. As well, North Island College thanks all of the employer and community agency partners that participated.

Employers attending included: Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community, BC Hydro, Big Bay Landing Ltd., Catalyst Paper, City of Courtenay, Coastal Community Credit Union, Communitas Supportive Care Society, Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Union Local 2020, Custom Gourmet Catering, Investors Group Financial Services Inc., John Howard Society of North Island, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Marine Harvest Canada, MNP LLP, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, My Tech Guys Inc., North Island College, OmniCare for People, Presley & Partners Chartered Accountants, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Royal Canadian Navy Recruiting and Attractions & Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre, School District 71, Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd., St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Supporting community agencies included: Adult Learning Centre, Campbell Duke Personal Branding, Comox Military and Family Resource Centre, Creative Employment Access Society (Work BC), Job Options BC, North Island College – Student Services, North Island Employment Foundations Society (Work BC), and STEP – Skilled Trades Employment Program.

“Our goal is to provide an opportunity for NIC students and community members to connect with local and regional employers,” said Nadon. “With events like the Careen Fair, they learn about various employment opportunities and professional pathways available to them.”

For further information about NIC’s Employment Resource Centre, contact Treena Nadon at 250-334-5076 or treena.nadon@nic.bc.ca.

— North Island College

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