SUDBURY – Today at Cambrian College, students had a chance to meet potential future employers, and companies had the opportunity to scout new talent. The College held its annual Career Fair Conference, attracting more than 100 employers and 2000 students. It is the largest career fair of its kind in Northern Ontario.
For Kristin Ferguson of Plan A Long Term Care Planning and Recruitment, being at Career Fair this year representing her company brings her full circle.
“I was a student here at Cambrian last year and came to the Career Fair looking for a co-op placement,” explains Ferguson. “I met the people at Plan A, so I did my placement there, and I actually ended up getting a full-time job, all because I came down to the Career Fair.”
Today’s Career Fair Conference also featured the second annual Employer Award of Distinction. This year’s recipient is Hard-Line Solutions, a mining technology company.
“Hard Line Solutions was chosen because of its outstanding commitment to the community and to Cambrian College, through its support of our programs, and our students,” says Renee Scott, Cambrian’s Director of Student Success.
“It really is an honour to receive this award from Cambrian College, especially when you consider all the companies in the city that have a relationship with Cambrian,” says Ryan Siggelkow, Hard-Line’s Senior Vice-President of Technology. “It’s been a very mutually beneficial relationship. We’ve been able to give on advisory committees and help out with the curriculum, and we get students from Cambrian to work with them on the right placements and co-ops, and then have them work for us after.”
Cambrian College would like to thank the sponsors of its 2020 Career Fair Conference: Infrastructure Health and Safety Association, Vale Canada Ltd., Cormorant Utility Services, and Toromont Cat.
Photo: Ryan Siggelkow of Hard-Line Solutions (2nd from left) accepts the Cambrian College Employer of Distinction Award from Cambrian’s Career Fair Co-Chair Pam Crich, President Bill Best, and Vice-President Academic, Dr. Paula Gouveia.
Photo: More than 100 employers and 2000 students filled Cambrian’s gymnasium and lobby for the annual Career Fair Conference.
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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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