AGRIFAIR: A fun day of career exploration, JobFest at Agrifair

Agrifair offers a unique chance for fairgoers to celebrate the amazing career opportunities for young people in B.C. with Jobfest.

Agrifair offers a unique chance for fairgoers to celebrate the amazing career opportunities for young people in B.C. with Jobfest.

Created through the provincial Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, the goal of JobFest is to engage with and excite youth, while delivering labour market information and showcasing six career exploration tools developed by the ministry.

Visitors will be introduced to career options through face-to-face discussions with event presenters, guest speakers, the careers tools, interactive games and other career-related information.

Live rock bands and performers and both local and headliners acts will provide entertainment on stage throughout the day.  Visitors will also receive JobFest giveaways.

JobFest will be open Friday, Aug. 3 from noon to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Friday’s guest speakers will include Dan Stefanson, executive director of Tourism Abbotsford/Tradex at 1 p.m.; Ryan Walter, president of the Abbotsford Heat hockey team at 4:30 p.m.; and Abbotsford Police Deputy Chief Rick Lucy at 6:45 p.m.