Your Future, Your Choice career and education fair is November 14
For Immediate Release
November 9, 2018
GUELPH, Ontario – On Wednesday November 14, students and their families are invited to attend a unique annual event to gain helpful insights and information which will assist them in making important decisions about future education, training and career pathways.
Your Future, Your Choice is a one-stop education, career and community resource fair that brings together representatives from high schools, post-secondary, business and community under one roof to share insights with youth and families.
More than 600 grade 8-12 students from Upper Grand DSB and WCDSB schools as well as their parents and some of their teachers are expected to attend this annual career event.
Students will meet employers, educators and community representatives at over 80 displays that will feature local employers, specific high school programs, apprenticeship opportunities, education, training, co-op, volunteering, employment, careers and much more.
- DATE: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
- TIME: Open to the public from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- LOCATION: Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute, 289 College Avenue W., Guelph
The Career Education Council as a local charity organization dedicated to providing youth with meaningful opportunities for experiential learning, career exploration and skill development. In today’s changing employment climate, the CEC is dedicated to providing relevant information about workforce trends, growing sectors and local employers so that youth can gain insights that will help them to make informed decisions about future education and career pathways where they can expect to find opportunities for employment and fulfilling careers. This event is organized on an annual basis with the help of a volunteer committee of local representatives from our schools and businesses who care about having a positive impact on youth and on the development of our future workforce.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Grade 8 students will soon be starting high school where they are required to make course selections that influence their future opportunities and career paths. Meeting employers from a broad range of careers now can help students make informed career choices that will lead to meaningful, successful careers.
High school students are also choosing courses, but also making decisions about training programs, co-op opportunities and volunteering.
Parents and guardians will benefit from attending with students to gather information and ask questions which can contribute to good conversations about next-steps and future plans.
- Platinum Sponsors: Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board
- Silver/Gold Sponsors: County of Wellington, TD Canada Trust
- Bronze Sponsors: Linamar Corp, UGSDB Specialist High Skills Major, Alliance Roofing
The Career Education Council