Students at Calvin Christian School, located just outside of Coalhurst, were able to explore the many different jobs available in the vast employment frontier during a career fair held at the school last Thursday.
“I think it’s fantastic. This is the second time that we’ve had a career fair here on site and it’s just a great opportunity for our students to gain exposure to some careers,” said Marc Slingerland, principal of the school.
According to Slingerland, students had the opportunity to ask questions of the people who are in the careers represented at the career fair. It was also an opportunity to perhaps hear about aspects of a career a student might have not originally considered about a specific career choice.
“Our career counsellor, Marvin VandenHoek, is instrumental in setting it up and arranging for people to come ,” said Slingerland, adding it’s very good exposure to the career market for students.
Slingerland noted Calvin Christian School has an enrolment of 830 students from Kindergarten to Grade 10 with just over 200 high school students.
One of the students taking part in the career fair was a fan of the event.
“It’s actually pretty cool. You get to meet a whole bunch of different people and you get to experience different jobs,” said the student, who wants to possibly be a nurse or massage therapist in the future.
“You get all the information about the different careers,” she added.
Over 30 career booths were on location representing a plethora of careers including hairdressing, chiropractic, journalism and politics. There was also a bricklayer with a hands-on display, the Lethbridge Regional Police Service and Correctional Services and the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College.