Stu­dents ex­posed to World of Choices

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Over 200 young peo­ple in grades 10-12 from across the East Cen­tral Re­gion will gather at the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity to con­verse with pro­fes­sion­als on ca­reer choices.

The Ju­nior Achieve­ment South­ern Al­berta is host­ing the World of Choices Ca­reer Fo­rum on Wed­nes­day, March 8. Stu­dents from Drumheller, Hanna, Three Hills and Acme will have the chance to chat with 30 men­tors rep­re­sent­ing a wide ar­ray of pro­fes­sions.

The goal of the event is to ex­pose youth to a va­ri­ety of ca­reer pos­si­bil­i­ties, learn about what is in­volved in the job, what the qual­i­fi­ca­tions are and how to ac­quire the proper ed­u­ca­tion to pur­sue those ca­reer goals.

This is the third an­nual World of Choices Ca­reer Fo­rum. This year or­ga­niz­ers are in­cor­po­rat­ing the theme “The Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion.” It re­flects on how ad­vances in tech­nol­ogy mean for young peo­ple, how it is chang­ing the world of work and how young peo­ple can be pre­pared for them.

The World of Choice Ca­reer fo­rum goes on Wed­nes­day, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ryan Sem­chuk of Canalta Ho­tels is em­cee­ing the event and the key­note speaker is pro­vided by RBC.

Ju­nior Achieve­ment South­ern Al­berta has pro­vided stu­dents in East Cen­tral Al­berta ed­u­ca­tion on fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy, en­trepreneur­ship and work­place readi­ness for more than 50 years.

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