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A Career Event for High School Students and Unemployed Individuals Seeking New Careers

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Time:      Two sessions:
                     Students -- Morning 8:30 am to 12:00 pm (Registration 8:30 - 9:00)
                     Public -- Afternoon 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Registration 12:30 - 1:00)

Location: Calgary Zoo, Safari Lodge (Lunch included)

Who should attend: High school students, unemployed individuals seeking new careers and workers in the field of sustainability.

Alberta Employment and Immigration in partnership with the City of Calgary, ECO Canada, and Alberta Environment are excited to offer an innovative and exciting Career Event highlighting "Green Collar Jobs". This initiative in Calgary will increase awareness of the ‘Green Collar Jobs’ available in all sectors of the economy.

Informational interviewing is a powerful tool to help people learn more about a job, a career or a sector. We are looking for people to participate in this role for this career event. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and help someone move forward in their career. This event will also provide an opportunity for you to learn more about this emerging field and increase your networking circle.

Event components will motivate and inspire individuals to build awareness about future career opportunities.

  • Morning Key Note Address by Bev Yee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Stewardship Division, Alberta Environment
  • ‘Green Jobs of the Future - Where the Jobs are and emerging Trends in Environmental Careers’, presented by Thomas Labelle, ECO Futures, ECO Canada "Environmental Careers Organization" a non-profit sector council
  • Jeff Reading, Lead, Community Sustainability Project, Environmental & Safety Management, City of Calgary
  • Cafe of the Future - Career Marketplace round table discussions with organizations, employers, and service providers
  • Education matters – an interactive post secondary institution activity
  • Networking opportunities, food, and door prizes.
Goals: Promote and highlight opportunities in ‘green collar jobs’ to:
  • Educate participants about the emerging trend of green-collar jobs – which focus on building a green and sustainable economy.
  • Inspire participants to “pursue their potential” using career pathing methods to explore new and emerging employment trends.
  • Connect participants with employers, educational institutions and/or professional associations that support the emergence of green collar jobs.
  • Increase awareness and encourage participants to explore the diverse career options in the ‘green job’ sector.
  • Expose participants to individuals from various areas of the ‘green job sector’ and the various occupations that exist within these areas.
  • Share information about the educational opportunities available to enter this sector.
  • Reinforce the importance of career planning and motivate participants to take action.
  • Provide opportunities and resources for making informed decisions about future career planning.

For more information call Lynn Berry at 403-837-3600 or Click Here.




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