Record Number of Exhibitors at Annual Career and Job Fair

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College of the Rockies' Career Fair anticipates a record number of exhibitors in 2017.

The eleventh annual Career and Job Fair is shaping up to be another great event. Representatives from dozens of local and national companies, government agencies and professional associations will be on hand from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 8 at College of the Rockies’ Cranbrook main campus.

The Career and Job Fair, a partnership between Kootenay Business Magazine, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and College of the Rockies, is the largest career networking event in the East Kootenays.

“This is an excellent opportunity for those looking for work or a career change to discover what opportunities are available to them,” says Mary Davies, College of the Rockies Career and Placement Officer. “We encourage job seekers to come to this event prepared – research companies they’re interested in, prepare questions to ask, and impress employers with targeted resumes, dressing like they’re going to an interview and relating relevant skills and goals– whether they are looking for a career, for summer employment, or both.”

The event will bring companies into direct contact with College and secondary school students, providing them with the opportunity to get young people interested in their industry. Members of the general public are encouraged to attend as well.

“The Career and Job Fair offers an important benefit for businesses,” notes Keith Powell, publisher of Kootenay Business Magazine. “Not only can business owners meet College of the Rockies students but they can also connect with secondary school students who are thinking of the future. It is also a terrific networking opportunity for others who are currently unemployed or underemployed and interested in exploring new options.”

Attendees of the Career and Job Fair will have the opportunity to enter to win numerous door prizes, including a $300 tuition award for College of the Rockies.

Fees paid by participating exhibitors contribute to College of the Rockies’ Career and Job Fair Entrance Awards, available to students entering the College’s Business programs and who have a goal of earning a minimum of a diploma in any major. Entrance award values are up to $1500.

Details on award criteria and applications will be available at the Career and Job Fair, in schools and online.

For a complete list of exhibitors, go to cotr.ca/WhatsNew.  For more information on the Career and Job Fair, contact Mary Davies at 250-489-2751 ext. 3441 or mdavies@cotr.bc.ca