Education and Career Fair coming to Abbotsford Dec. 2

ECF has assisted secondary school students, job seekers and adult learners with the opportunity to examine education and career paths



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

www.educationcareerfairs.com

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!

Just Posted

Dancers from the Sts’ailes First Nation perform the eagle dance at a welcome banner dedication ceremony on Thursday, June 10. “Ey Swayel” is a Halq̓eméylem term translated as ‘a good day.’ (Adam Louis/Observer)
VIDEO: ‘A good day’ for Agassiz school as Sts’ailes welcome banner is dedicated

Banner hangs above the school’s entrance, welcoming students, staff and visitors

Missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs was found deceased on Thursday evening (June 17).
Body of missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs found

Hobbs was reported missing Monday after leaving his job site in Langley

UFV athletes were honoured for their strength and perseverance during the pandemic. (UFV photo)
Fraser Valley athletes recognized in year without sports

UFV Cascades athletes honoured for strength shown during the pandemic

Abbotsford council has given permission for Chilliwack to use the JAMES wastewater treatment plant for the disposal of trucked liquid waste until the end of September.
Chilliwack gets exemption to Abbotsford bylaw prohibiting liquid waste from other cities

Process in place until September while new facility under construction in Chilliwack

There were a total of 182 deaths of trumpeter swans at Judson Lake over the past winter, according to the Save the Swans website. The lake has the heaviest lead concentration of any known lake, the website states. (PHOTO: savetheswans.ca)
Abbotsford man starts petition, saying lead shot is killing waterfowl in Judson Lake and beyond

Farmer Kevin Sinclair says local lake is ‘poster child’ for swans’ deaths from lead poisoning

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Honour our fathers’ with COVID-19 vaccine protection, B.C. urges

109 new cases Friday, 75 per cent of 12 and up immunized

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trutch Avenue in Chilliwack to be renamed to remove racist taint

New name to have Indigenous significance as Chilliwack takes new step toward reconciliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, nearly one in five fully vaccinated.

A search is underway for a 75-year-old fisherman who went missing near Port Angeles Thursday evening. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)
Search continues for angler missing between Port Angeles and Victoria

Canadian, U.S. Coast Guard searching for 75-year-old man reported missing Thursday evening

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant grew in Canada this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant

More than 2,000 cases of the variant confirmed across all 10 provinces and in one territory

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Most Read