SUDBURY – It is a busier than usual today at Cambrian College.
The College hosted is hosting annual Career Fair Conference, the largest event of its kind in northeastern Ontario. More than 100 exhibitors and employers were on hand to meet Cambrian students and alumni.
“Just looking around at our Career Fair Conference, you’ll see there are so many options for college graduates these days,” says Kim Crane, Partnership Coordinator in Cambrian’s Career Centre, and conference lead organizer. “This is a great demonstration of why a college education works. Industry is coming to our campus to fill their needs, and seek out our highly-qualified graduates for good-paying jobs.”
It was a particularly good day for BESTECH, which provides engineering, automation, and monitoring services to the mining industry. BESTECH was chosen as the inaugural winner of Cambrian’s Employer Award of Distinction.
The award recognizes an employer which has made an outstanding contribution to Cambrian, its students, and academic programming.
BESTECH supports Cambrian College on many levels. It hires graduates, contributes equipment and other resources to benefit programs and students, and provides expertise to Cambrian’s various Program Advisory Committees.
“BESTECH enjoys a rich and productive relationship with Cambrian College. We view postsecondary institutions as important partners in workforce development,” says Mark Boudreau, BESTECH’S CEO. “Our long-term partnership with Cambrian has benefited our engineering services business for decades. We’re also pleased to add research and development to our relationship, empowering our business to work with students and professors on leading-edge innovations. We are honoured to be recognized with this award, pleased to hire Cambrian College grads, and we look forward to building on our partnership.”
Today’s Career Fair Conference also featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch Cambrian’s participation in the Be Your Own Boss initiative from the firm SuccessionMatching. This program brings together Cambrian students and graduates with entrepreneurs and business owners who want to sell their companies and are looking for the right successor. The Be Your Own Boss program also provides access to business mentors and lenders.
Today’s Career Fair also featured an opening speech from Cambrian alumnae Sheri Tomchick, the founder of Plan A Long Term Care Staffing and StaffStat Inc.
For more information on the programs Cambrian College offers that are leading to great careers, please visit https://cambriancollege.ca/programs/
Pat Fantin (centre), General Manager of BESTECH’s Engineering Services, accepts the inaugural Cambrian College Employer Award of Distinction from Pamela Crich (left), Cambrian’s Coordinator of Co-op Placements, and Dr. Paula Gouveia (right), Cambrian’s Vice-President, Academic (right)
At its annual Career Fair Conference, Cambrian College celebrated the launch of its participation in the Be Your Own Boss entrepreneurship initiative from SuccessionMatching. (Left to right) Dr. Paula Gouveia, Vice-President Academic, Cambrian College; Rainer Paul, Executive Director, Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation; Brandi Braithwaite, Director, Alumni and Development, Cambrian College
Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit www.cambriancollege.ca
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