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Students Eyes Widened by Career Opportunities
Students Eyes Widened by Career Opportunities
Posted on 11/28/2018

Upper Canada District School Board’s Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School (GISS) hosted a career fair in conjunctions with Keys Employment professionals on Wednesday, November 28. There was a total of 28 different careers highlighted at the event, including industrial engineering, armed forces, software engineering, massage therapy, event management and livestock nutrition.

The fair started off with a small-group discussion from a panel of speakers highlighting their careers. The panel included Karen Johnston, a human resources manager; Kade Medd, a computer developer; Amy Currie, a dental technician; Brett Christopher, an actor and director; Melissa Pearce, a marketing professional; and Adam Leduc, a welder/manufacturer. The panelists were asked questions about their career paths, the reasons behind choosing their paths and prospects for their professions in the future. After the panel presentation, grade 7 through 12 students had an opportunity to meet each expert individually and ask questions at each interactive display in the gym.

“Our students are often missing out on the one to one conversations with real career people.” said Brenda Asselin, guidance teacher and coordinator of the career fair. “It's my role as their guidance teacher to present them with as many opportunities to thrive, think outside the box and to broaden their horizons on what life can be for them. It was generous of members from across the region to contribute their time to inspire and educate our students on possible pathways.”

For media inquiries, please contact:


Brenda Asselin
Student Services at GISS
613-382-4741

 

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