THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Confederation College hosted its annual Career and Job Fair on Wednesday January 31 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Student Lounge and Ryan Hall. More than 80 local, regional, and national employers were in attendance. More than 1500 students and community job seekers attended throughout the day.
The College’s Career & Job Fair is an essential event to support students, upcoming graduates, alumni, and job seekers to get connected with our employer partners. It is intended for all interest levels, so this an ideal way to learn more about organizations directly from the employer; furthermore, for employers to make connections with future talent.
“We’re thrilled to welcome more than 80 employers from various professional sectors and industries here to the college to meet with prospective employees,” said Dan Stezenko, Supervisor, Operations, Workforce Development at the College. “The employer turnout has once again been exceptional, and that means a lot of opportunities for students and graduates looking for their next, or first career opportunity.”
“The demand for skilled trades is a growing concern across Ontario. Existing resources are being pulled in various directions and accessing these resources is becoming more difficult,” said Mike Woodcock, Director Plant Operations at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). “Ontario Power Generation recognizes that Confederation College is a key institution in the northwest for nurturing and educating the next generation of skilled trades, which makes OPG’s participation in Confederation College’s Career Fair more important than ever.”
As one of North America’s largest, most diverse electricity generators, OPG invests in local economies and employs thousands of people across Ontario. OPG and its family of companies are leading the development of new clean technologies, refurbishment of existing assets, and electrification initiatives to power the growing demand of a clean economy for decades to come. Across Northwestern Ontario, OPG owns and operates 11 hydroelectric stations and 1 biomass facility with work centres in Nipigon, Thunder Bay, Atikokan and Kenora. “Having the ability to access local graduates, plays a key role in OPG securing skilled trades to support our core operations. If we can build and retain trades capacity in the Northwest, it benefits everyone”.