It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Canadians hard, some who may have had a flourishing career are out of work, or their job just isn’t meeting their standards anymore.
Fortunately, just because the country is finding its way through the new normal doesn’t mean that there aren’t opportunities available.
If you took time to study or brush up on your skills during the lockdown or you’re just ready to make a change and feel revitalized, Black Press Media has you covered.
A virtual career and post-secondary education event is taking place in the Kootenays from Sept. 7 to 9.
This virtual event will showcase an array of career and educational opportunities that just might be what you’re looking for.
Jennifer Wood, Black Press Media events coordinator, says attendees can expect a number of organizations participating at the event, which shows that there’s a flourishing job market in British Columbia. The diversity of the employers is also one of the reasons there’s a necessity to hold a career event and Black Press Media is happy to host an event that matches job seekers with employers.
“We really bring together so much opportunity to the comfort of your own home – when it comes time to seek employment or education, people can see so many options in one place,” Wood says. “We also have a wide range of employers ready to hire and they find it a valuable experience to engage with potential employees who would be a great fit for their company.”
1. So much to explore: Discover career and education possibilities at any one of 10 Black Press Media virtual career and post-secondary education events hosted around the province, from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays. Attendees can expect to meet representatives from post-secondary institutions such as Concordia University, College of the Rockies and others, plus businesses of all sizes – BC Corrections, Walmart, Work BC, Save on Foods, Fernie Alpine Resort, KMC Mining, Golden Life – and so much more!
2. So much to learn: A virtual career and education event is an educational experience all on its own. Participants can join from any device or web browser and interact with employers and representatives of educational institutes in live time. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discover what the company or institute has to offer.
3. Building connections: In a province with an already low unemployment rate, B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook anticipates more than 861,000 job openings over the next decade, three-quarters of which will require some post-secondary education or training. With education and employers hosting together prospective job-seekers will find the resources they need to make their career dreams a reality. Black Press Media’s virtual career and post-secondary education event will connect job seekers with educational institutions and employers to ensure they will find the resources they need to make their career dreams a reality.
4. Employer resources: With those kinds of numbers, the Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education events are just as vital for employers – it will provide an opportunity to focus on potential job seekers and see how many people are searching for employment in their field. Plus through the event, companies will have the ability to host throughout all of B.C.
5. The best part: It’s free to REGISTER! The Kootenays Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event is free and easy to register when you visit Black Press Events.