Estevan Comprehensive School students learned more about some of the job opportunities that might be waiting for them after graduation during the school's annual career fair on October 30.
Career fair spokesperson and ECS teacher Stacy Dutka said there were about 55 exhibitors who set up booths this year. Representatives from law enforcement, health care and the oil sector, as well as local businesses and organizations, promoted their potential career paths. Post-secondary institutions touted how they can help students with their possible careers.
"We try to have some of the post-secondary schools from Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba," said Dutka. "And then we do have a lot of community representation."
Dutka said that since so many people change jobs several times during their careers, they want to have as much variety as possible for the students.
Exhibitors – and a few non-exhibitors – offered sessions during the day to help the students learn more about possible career paths. Post-secondary institutions discussed the application process, the programs they offer, the requirements for different programs and the scholarships that are available.
Those who were promoting careers spoke on the skills required, the potential salaries and the types of prospective employees that they're looking for.