NEWS February 26, 2018
On Friday, February 23, 2018, Mitzie Hunter, MPP Scarborough-Guildwood, hosted her Fifth Annual Youth Career Fair at Centennial College’s Event Centre in Scarborough.
With more than 400 school students and 30 participating employers and organizations, the event was a tremendous success, bringing together youth from grades 7-12 across Scarborough-Guildwood to connect them to the information and resources they need to develop employability skills, learn about summer employment opportunities and explore post-secondary study options and career paths.
Simone Kumar, a student from Scarborough Village Public School, was the master of ceremonies for the Career Fair. Dr. Rahim Karim, the Associate Vice President of Partnerships, Pathways and Internationalization for Centennial College, presented remarks on behalf of the College. The event also had keynotes from Lekan Olawoye of MaRS Studio Y and Sean Mauricette of East Metro Youth Services.
The keynote speakers had interactive and engaging discussions with students and shared tips on how to succeed in future endeavors. Students were also part of a lunch and learn session with Centennial College’s Chef Field, where they learnt about the “recipe for success” and healthy eating through a yogurt parfait making demonstration.
Students then participated in speed networking sessions where alumni from University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus and Centennial College shared some of their experiences and valuable life lessons. The sessions provided vital information about college and university programs as well as a preview into the essential art of business networking.
The Fair also showcased innovation projects created by Centennial College students and a resume clinic by the East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club, where students could learn tips on preparing winning resumes. The organization booths covered many industries from tourism to hospitality to technology and the non-profit sector. Essential information about OSAP was also available at a booth held by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Speaking at the event, MPP Hunter said, “This career fair is an opportunity for students to think about their post-secondary education and career path and the steps they need to take to get there. We have a number of employers here today and a full day planned to help Scarborough-Guildwood students plan their career. I am excited to work together with students and partners from the community to build a stronger Scarborough-Guildwood and Ontario, not only for our families today, but for the generations that will follow.”
For further information, please contact:
Office of the Hon. Mitzie Hunter, MPP Scarborough-Guildwood
416 281 2787
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