Trades Fair next month

Delta is hosting its first event of the kind of May 8

Trades Fair next month

The Corporation of Delta is hosting its first Trades & Technical Career Fair next month.

The event will present Delta students, their parents and the general public with career options in trades and technical areas.

The Career Fair is being offered with assistance from the Delta School District and will feature exhibits from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver Community College, and local employers.

“I think it’s important for young people today to know that there are many options to a successful career and they don’t necessarily need to attend university to achieve their dreams,” said Mayor Lois Jackson. “We hope that students and their parents will come away from the fair excited about the potential for a career in the trades or other technical jobs.”

In British Columbia, over 104,600 job openings are anticipated in trades occupations by 2020. In the coming years, the demand for people in trades occupations will outstrip the supply of workers, leading to a healthy labour market for people with the right training.

The event will be held May 8 at the Sungod Recreation Centre, at 7815 112th St. in North Delta. This free event will be open to the public from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail mayor@delta.ca

 

Surrey North Delta Leader