Virtual Job Fair
& Skills Exploration Event
Construction Trades Webinar
Business Panel Webinar
Skills for Agriculture Webinar
Grand Erie Job Fair & Skills Exploration Event
Hundreds of people took part in the Grand Erie Job Fair & Skills Exploration Event held entirely online Oct. 6.
People were able to meet and chat with 45 exhibitors, the majority of whom were employers, and learn about their businesses, job openings and skill requirements. In many cases, participants could submit resumes or apply for jobs. Several post-secondary schools and community organizations were also on hand to talk about their training and education programs.
The keynote speaker for the event was Mandy Rennehan, a Canadian success story known for promoting the trades as just as good as white-collar careers. Jon Callegher of Job Talks spoke about the 5 Secrets of the Trades, including that people who work in the trades are happier and have a high level of job satifaction.
There were also panel discussions featuring local business people, tradespeople and educators: one on the building/construction trades, a business panel, and another on Skills for Agriculture.
The job fair was aimed at residents of Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Six Nations and Mississaugas of the Credit, who could access the event on their computers, tablets and smartphones.
The day-long virtual event took place on vFairs, a virtual event platform that uses advanced 3D technology to re-create a live experience.
People who registered for the event can access speakers and webinars by signing back into vFairs.
Videos of the webinars are available here and on the Workforce Planning Board’s YouTube channel.
Mandy Rennehan is called the Blue-Collar CEO™ for her ability to navigate between the white- and blue-collar worlds, using her (respectfully) uncensored style. She helps audiences cut through their fears, ignore their naysayers and unleash their amazing power.
Jon Callegher is a professor and Executive Director of Job Talks, a research and media group that promotes careers in the skilled trades and their many benefits. Jon is on a mission to change the way jobs in the skilled trades are looked upon by career-seekers, parents, and educators.