The Black Press Extreme Education & Career Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cloverdale Agriplex on Thursday, April 26. (Sarah Gawdin/Chilliwack Progress)

Find your perfect new job at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair

Dozens of companies have set up in the Cloverdale Agriplex

The sun is shining and the jobs are here waiting for Lower Mainlanders at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair. Hosted in Cloverdale’s beautiful Agriplex (17798 62 Ave., Surrey), attendees can expect to connect with dozens of B.C. employers looking to expand or add to their existing workforce.

The fair runs from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The career fair features everyone from BC Corrections, GroupHealth, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch to ICBC, BA Blacktop, Pacific Community Resource Society, McDonald’s, and more.

“This is our eighth career fair in British Columbia over the last year,” said Dave Hamilton, President of Black Press Okanagan. “It’s our third in the Lower Mainland.”

In addition to rubbing elbows with prospective employers, visitors to this year’s career fair can also partake in four workshops designed to help job seekers make the most out of their search: there’s one for resume writing, cover letter creation, interview skills for success, and job search essentials.

Thinking about the future, Abraham Wong, 17, attended the Career Fair to suss out future employers. Falling in love with electronic systems during a school project, Wong is about to complete the first year of his Electrical Apprenticeship program at Kwantlen College, and is enrolled in BCIT’s Architectural and Building Technology program.

“I came down with my class,” said Wong. “I wanted to collect info from construction companies. So I was able to talk to lots of people like PCL Construction, who said they’re hiring lots of electricians. I feel good about (my future),” Wong added.

It’s estimated that more than 2,000 people passed through the Fair’s doors to venture through the maze of 70 professional vendors.

The next Extreme Education & Career Fair held in the Lower Mainland will be hosted on Sept. 27, at the Cloverdale Agriplex complex.

For more coverage of this “extreme” event, LIKE the Black Press Extreme Education & Career Fair Facebook page.


@SarahGawdin
Sarah.Gawdin@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Langley Anti-SOGI activist slams ban on dad speaking out about transgender son’s case

A judge has told the father to stop publicly objecting to his son’s gender

Langley firefighter climbs World Trade Centre in honour of 9/11 fallen

The local man is fundraising for the Memorial Stair Climb

Aldergrove soccer player hailed ‘hero’ for saving a life

Aldergrove resident sprang to action when elderly fan collapsed on the sidelines.

Victims injured in Aldergrove deck collapse ranged from 15 to 83 years old

Victim Services staff have reached out to those hurt and their families

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Torched SUV linked to Vancouver’s fourth homicide

Manoj Kumar, 30, was found dead from gunshot wounds in the Kitsilano neighbourhood

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Ex-mayor of northern village claims its drivers are overpaying ICBC $1,800 a year

Darcy Repen says data shows Telkwa households are being ripped off for car insurance

Deadly synthetic drug found in Kamloops that puts users in ‘zombielike’ state

Interior Health warning says substance causes ‘speedy, trippy-like symptoms’ and hallucinations

Chilliwack library hosting Star Wars-themed escape room

Participants asked to summon the force for week-long attraction

Most Read