Selkirk College job fair goes April 4

After being postponed from March 7 due to the teach strike, the Selkirk College Career, Job, and Education Fair is all set for April 4.

After being postponed from March 7 due to the teach strike, the Selkirk College Career, Job, and Education Fair is all set for April 4.

The fair takes place at Selkirk’s Castlegar campus from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to connect face to face with employers and find out who’s hiring.

“People can expect over 20 different employers from throughout the West Kootenays and beyond,” said Amy Kinakin, Selkirk College educational recruitment coordinator. “We actually have employers coming from other parts of B.C. as well. People can expect to meet with employers that are currently looking for positions to be filled as well as promoting current trends and what their companies have to offer.”

The fair is open to students from both Selkirk College and high schools, as well as the public at large.

“It’s definitely a service that our college students appreciate but it’s for the general public,” said Kinakin. “So anyone searching for careers (can come check it out). We’ve also got a number of high school students coming to do some planning for their future. What are they going to take after high school? What careers are out there? So they’ll be participating in some different workshops and so forth.”

There will also be an education component at the fair.

Selkirk College schools and departments will be setting up tables and answering anyone’s questions,” said Kinakin. “We’re hoping to create the link between the education requirements and the careers that are available to students after they graduate from their programs. There will be instructors and administrative staff that can talk about pre-requisites needed to get into the different programs.”