Going into its 17th year, ECF has assisted secondary school students, job seekers, adult learners and career changers with the opportunity to examine education and career paths.
We are proud to announce our schedule of events:
• Abbotsford (Tradex, Abbotsford) – Monday, December 2, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
• Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre) – Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
• Vancouver (Vancouver Convention Centre, East Facility) – Friday, December 6, 2013 – 9:00am – 3:00pm
• Kelowna (The Delta Grand Hotel & Resort – Kelowna) – Monday, February 3, 2014 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
• Kamloops (Thompson Rivers University) – Wednesday, February 5, 2014– 9:00am to 3:00pm
• Prince George (Prince George Civic Centre – Prince George) –Friday, February 7, 2014 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
• Edmonton (Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall A) – Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – 9:00am – 3:00pm
• Calgary (Stampede Park, Big 4, Hall B) – Thursday, March 13, 2014 – 9:00am – 3:00pm
ECF is composed of five feature areas – Career Training, Colleges, Universities, Associations, THINK!nternational and Employers. Our exhibitors come from North America and various international locations. A variety of industries such as trades, tourism, arts and technology, esthetics, automotive, forestry, oil, and health care will be on hand to provide attendees with information about their industry and what it takes to excel within it.
The lower mainland and Alberta events offer the THINK!nternational feature area which highlights study, work, travel and volunteer opportunities abroad. At each event, visitors are encouraged to attend the Seminar Sessions presented by industry professionals. Seminars are 30 minutes in length and cover popular topics in the labor market and industry trends.
ECF has opportunities to win bursaries / scholarships and prizes. For example, LaSalle College is offering a chance to win $2000 bursaries at each of the events.
“Our events provide attendees with a multitude of career and post-secondary options,” explains Mathias Posch, President of ECF. “We are excited to have expanded into Alberta with the events in Calgary and Edmonton. Our events allow us to be a part of the career and post-secondary planning process with our youth. We are making a difference in their lives!”
ECF offers FREE ADMISSION for community organizations and secondary schools. Regular Admission is $5 at the door, cash only. Coupons are available on our web site for FREE ADMISSION from 1200pm – 300pm at all of our events. More information about the events, exhibit space and the school group /complimentary admission programs can be found at
Experience the Real Australia and Get Paid doing it!
Wow! Have you ever thought of taking a year out and doing something totally different? This could be a year of volunteering in some remote part of the world – try South Africa, Nepal or Mongolia. This could be a year of teaching English in a school in Korea or Japan which is very rewarding – or you could go to Australia to work in the outback!
You could be working on a sheep or cattle station, helping with the mustering on horseback or on a motorbike – or assisting in the cattle yards; you could be working with a faming family, helping with the children or the smaller animals and the odd ‘poddy’ (motherless calf) or too; bottle feeding a motherless joey (kangaroo) or helping the children with their Distance Education lessons as they live too far away from the town to go to school.
You could work in a hotel, restaurant or outback resort – doing any of the usual hotel jobs – or in an outback pub or roadhouse, anything from serving fuel to serving beer! You could work in building silos and sheds and windmills; you could check bores and windmills to see that the cattle or sheep have enough water or could be involved in engineering projects or servicing and maintaining vehicles. Anything is possible.
Visitoz, who will be exhibiting at the ECF Fair in Abbotsford on 2 December invite you to come to the Fair to hear all about it and maybe choose this option to do something really worthwhile and well paid for the few months or one year that you have available before your next career step. Check out www.visitoz.org and come along to the Fair – Joanna will be happy to answer your questions and give you all the information you need.
ECF takes a stand with the Canadian Red Cross against bullying!
ECF is very proud to announce their partnership with the Canadian Red Cross in an effort to reach out and inform people about its Bullying and Harassment Prevention Program.
The Red Cross will be on location at the Education and Career Fair, informing people about its Bullying and Harassment Prevention program. The program is unique in that youth teach other students how to safely intervene in bullying situations. Red Cross will also be inviting students at the fairs to pledge what they can do to help stop bullying.
For further information about bringing the Red Cross bullying prevention program to your school or community, or to donate to the program, please visit www.imaginenobullying.ca. If you are attending the ECF, we ask that you wear a touch of pink in support of our initiative!