Career Fairs let Islanders ‘try a trade’

Looking over the 2017 Career Fairs schedule is Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Sonny Gallant and Community Engagement Officer Amber James.

New interactive features will allow job seekers to “try a trade” at four Career Fairs across the province later this month.

Tools and equipment will be available for people to try their hand at robotics, electronics, and electromechanical trades. Besides meeting employers, job seekers can register with WorkPEI, learn about applying for federal and provincial jobs, and find out about skills training programs.

“Our government is committed to helping Islanders get the skills and training they need to secure long-term employment, which helps make our communities more prosperous,” Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Sonny Gallant said. “I encourage all job seekers to attend our career fairs and see exactly how many great career opportunities there are right now on Prince Edward Island.”

The Careers Fairs are scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m. at the following locations: 

• March 6, Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre, Montague (storm date March 7);

• March 8, Mill River Resort, O’Leary (storm date March 9);

• March 13, Credit Union Place, Summerside (storm date March 14); and

• March 15, Eastlink Centre, Charlottetown  (storm date March 16).

More than 75 employers are registered for the Career Fairs including the PEI Public Service Commission, RCMP, Master Packaging, D.P. Murphy, Canadian Armed Forces, and Team Seafood. Together they have listed over 675 job openings. Career information sessions will also be held at all four locations.

Government is encouraging students from the province’s 13 high schools to attend the Career Fairs in their community and is also reaching out to newcomers through the PEI Association of Newcomers and encouraging them to attend.

For a complete list of sessions and employers represented at each Career Fair, visit  Work PEI

Media contact:
Kim Devine
Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning

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