On April 28

Fast track your dreams. Find a career.

The Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair returns to Sungod Recreation Centre on April 28.

Let’s not kid ourselves. The world turns because the baristas, servers, gas station attendants, sandwich artists and retail salespeople allow it to. These people are salt-of-the-Earth people. They do thankless jobs that permit the start-up CEO to pound back an artisanal coffee while they code on their laptop or the construction worker to fill up their truck on route to their work site.

Chances are you are or know one of these people. Collectively, our society thanks you.

However, as of right now, the next chapter of your life is knocking at the door of opportunity and it’s time for you to answer. Yeah, tips are great, and sure, low-stakes jobs are usually low-stress, and who doesn’t love that? But at the end of the day, you need to be honest with yourself and ask “is this the work I want to do for the rest of my life?”

Perhaps it is. In which case, continue forward; you are needed and important.

However, if clocking in for someone else’s benefit or putting yourself on the shelf to make a couple of bucks no longer sounds appealing to you….imagine this: instead of getting paid in spite of who you are, get paid because of who you are. Start cultivating a career you love. Wake up every morning and say, “I can’t believe I get to [insert the thing that you love to do here]”. Frankly, there’s a career that can match virtually any of your passions, even if your main passion is binge watching Netflix (seriously, they’re called Taggers; look it up). It’s really not as absurd as it sounds. There’s proof. And it can be found at the Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair.

On April 28, the Delta Career Fair returns to Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112 St. From 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., seemingly countless exhibitors take over the arena, gymnasium, and some of the parking lot to let you know that there is life beyond the espresso machine. Industry professionals will be on site to tell you how to make that hobby you have into something bigger than you ever expected. They can tell you how to move beyond being a foodie on Instagram, or how to serve up culinary masterpieces. They can move you from taking carpentry classes in high school, to building houses that people will live in. They can take you from rolling your eyes at the latest superhero film, to pushing you to start making your own summer blockbusters. Somebody is doing it, why isn’t that somebody you?

The hardest part about our dreams is figuring out what they are. Sometimes that’s enough to stall us. The #DeltaCareerFair is here to help you get through the introspective part of your journey and fast track you towards realizing your dreams.





Just Posted

Surrey Mounties investigate drive-by shooting in Fleetwood

It happened Monday afternoon in the 8000-block of 153A Street. Police say no victim has been located.

18-year-old to hospital after shots fired in White Rock

Police investigating early-morning incident

White Rock RCMP unaffected by Surrey’s choice of police force, city says

Mayor Darryl Walker to meet with RCMP Staff Sgt. Daryl Creighton

Surrey firefighters tackle blaze at Guildford home

Firefighters have yet to determine what caused the vacant house fire

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

Touching note left on Lower Mainland veteran’s windshield

A veteran is hoping the writers of a note know how much he was touched by their kind words.

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Territory recommends a proposal that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking

Shelter struggles: Landlord takes over rental unit whenever visiting B.C. town

Renter’s story highlights how hard it is to find accommodation in Revelstoke

‘Weird Al’ brings Strings Attached tour to Lower Mainland next summer

Legendary musical satirist performs with full symphony orchestra

Most Read