Youths Learn About Career Opportunities At Job Fair

first_img About 350 Aboriginal youths from the Atlantic provinces are inHalifax today, Nov. 25, for a one-day job fair to learn aboutfuture career opportunities. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Baker of Nova Scotia openedthe fair this morning. He told participants at the Blueprint for the Future Fair thatthe forum will expand their horizons at a time when they arepreparing to take their place in Canada’s 21st century workplace. The fair is one of a series held across Canada to exposeAboriginal youths to the opportunities available if they completetheir education. Representatives from a large cross-section ofbusinesses will talk to the young people about various careeroptions. The event is organized by symphony conductor and composer JohnKim Bell, founder of the National Aboriginal AchievementFoundation and of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Mr. Kim Bell told a luncheon audience on Monday, Nov. 24 that theaverage 70 per cent dropout rate among Aboriginal youths isunacceptable and unless the trend is reversed it will cause majorsocio-economic problems for Canada in the future. Aboriginal youth is the fastest growing population group inCanada. ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS–Youths Learn About Career Opportunities AtJob Fairlast_img

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