Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Career Fair at Blackville School

Police Officer Arthur McLean handcuffs Kaiden Duffy
Students had the opportunity to attend a career fair at Blackville School on Thursday,  November 3.

At the fair, representatives from several businesses in different fields of work were present.

Students were able to discuss exactly what each job involves, the benefits, requirements and how to possibly pursue a career.

Paige Hambrook Storey of Storeybrook Photography with
(l to r) Danika Hallihan, Asia Duffy, Arianna
Delassio,Mackenzie Jardine, Cassidy Hallihan, Emma Huard
and Kiara McEvoy.
The fair allowed younger students to be exposed to career options at an early age. Some students thought this was a very eye opening experience, as they realized they are interested in something they hadn't expected.

There were prizes drawn and information pamphlets, pens and other free items given out to students who attended. This fair was a way to encourage students to be thinking ahead in the future, and it coincided with the Atlantic Canada Career Week from October 31 to November 4.

The overall feedback from the students was positive, but most of them wished they had more time to see and interact with all the different employers or businesses.

Blackville School guidance counselor Amy Breau was very pleased with the outcome of the school's first career fair and believes that Blackville will host more in years to come.

"Both the students and the attendees enjoyed being part of the fair, and I hope we will be able to continue providing students at Blackville School with opportunities for career exploration," she said.

Article by Jensen Urquhart and Samantha Stockless
Photos by Sarah Jardine and Laura Sturgeon