Successful student-focused CAREERexpo returns to Red Deer

Date posted: 
Wed, 04/26/2017
Red Deer College

Annual event offers students opportunity to explore career possibilities

Students thinking about their careers after high school might find their answers at this year’s CAREERexpo. The annual event returns to Red Deer College on Thursday, April 27, and it will help students explore career options and the pathways to a great work life after graduation.

Hosted by CAREERS: The Next Generation, in partnership with RDC, the Central Alberta CAREERexpo is the largest student-focused career information event in the region. The event remains an important part of the community’s commitment to preparing youth for successful lives and careers.

Last year, nearly 3,700 students attended the CAREERexpo. This year, organizers along with the 100+ exhibitors, expect to see at least that many students from 37 schools in the region come through the doors throughout the day.

At the expo, junior and senior high school students will connect with future employers and representatives from a variety of university, college and technical institutions, including Red Deer College. Students can engage with interactive displays, and they will be able to talk to employers and instructors to learn about careers that interest them. They will also learn more about post-secondary requirements and pathways to achieve career success.

CAREERexpo will take place:
Thursday, April 27
Four Centres, furthest east building on RDC’s main campus (see map)

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CAREERS: The Next Generation is a student focused industry-community partnership that provides awareness, exploration and experience to encourage youth to engage in learning, stay in school and discover career passion in trades, technologies, health and occupations in high demand. Learn more about CAREERS and its programs at nextgen.org.

For additional information on CAREERexpo, contact:

Mike Lupien
Communications, CAREERS: The Next Generation
780-292-0906

Corry McGregor
Conference Coordinator, School of Continuing Education
RDC 403.342.3567

Shelley Newman
Communications Consultant – Corporate
RDC
403.342.3299

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