Saulteau First Nations host annual education and career fair
Saulteau First Nations recently held its annual education and career fair to show future opportunities available for Indigenous students in Grades 10 to 12.
The event was held at Saulteau's band hall on March 9th, 2023, focusing on enhancing students' engagement by connecting with various companies and educational institutions in the Peace region.
Event coordinator Cheri Koenig says the careers fair aims to increase awareness of work-related opportunities for local Indigenous students.
“By bringing diverse organizations to Saulteau, we want to ensure that students can make the best possible career decision,” said Koeing.
Approximately 100 students and teachers attended the event, which featured booths from 25 different organizations. The event was also open to students from Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge.
Hannah Movold, an education assistant at Saulteau, says these events are an excellent resource for students and employers looking for interested candidates.
Companies participating in these events recognize the difficulties Indigenous students face in advancing in their respective careers, according to Movold.
“Through these education and career fairs, we hope to give confidence to our students that they can also become an influential part of these major work and educational organizations."
Koenig said Saulteau First Nation will continue supporting initiatives that allow Indigenous kids to break social and economic barriers by providing them with the opportunities and resources they need to succeed.
Manavpreet Singh, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Energeticcity.ca