More than 600 Grade 7 and 8 students from Catholic elementary schools in Chatham-Kent, along with about 250 secondary students from Urusline College Chatham, participated in the Learning, Earning and Living in CK Career Expo at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham on October 19.
The event connected students and staff with potential future employers and post-secondary education institutions that are available in the Chatham-Kent area.
A wide variety of careers were represented, including health care, skilled trades, military and public works, just to name a few. The day included many hands-on and interactive activities. Students also had the opportunity to speak directly to presenters and ask questions about each prospective pathway.
“This was a tremendous opportunity for our students to learn more about post-secondary education and career opportunities that are available to them right here in our own community,” says Scott Johnson, Director of Education. “My thanks to the many professionals, volunteers and members of our staff who helped to make this day happen. Well done!”