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Job Fair at SLC to focus on Green Energy sector

2010-11-18

St. Lawrence College is pleased to host a Green Energy Job Fair on its Kingston campus on Wednesday, November 24 from 11 am to 7 pm. The job fair is being run in partnership with The Colleges of Ontario Network for Education and Training (CON*NECT). CON*NECT works to establish strategic partnerships between Ontario’s colleges and business, industry and government, and provide a single point of access to the education, training and research resources of the colleges.

The Fair will bring together employers from the green energy sector who are looking to hire, individuals seeking employment, as well as those seeking professional training solutions. The event will highlight training and employment opportunities in the green energy field and will provide attendees with hands-on experiences. Each "Skills Fair" will provide a venue for delegates and attendees to exchange the various skills each is searching for and able to offer in return.

"We are focused on supporting the learning and continued innovation needs of companies in the emerging alternative energy sector, helping them develop research and training opportunities for the green collar jobs of tomorrow, "said Charlie Mignault, Director of Business Development for St. Lawrence College. "SLC is a provincial leader in green energy sector education with our programs in Energy Systems Engineering Technician, Wind Turbine Technician and Geothermal Engineering Technician, so this event is a great opportunity for our students, and for the employers."

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About St. Lawrence College
St. Lawrence College has approximately 6,000 full-time students from across Canada and around the world, and 20,000 part-time registrants in more than 80 academic programs at our three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. Key Performance Indicators for April 2008 show that our graduates are ready for the workforce: 92.3% of SLC graduates found employment within six months of graduating; 85.6% of SLC grads were satisfied with the usefulness of their college education in achieving their goals; and 95.7% of employers were satisfied with the quality of the educational preparation of SLC grads. The College has recently invested in new programs including degree Nursing, Journalism, Bachelor of Business Administration, Energy Systems Engineering Technology, Welding and Fabricating Co-op, Fine Art, and more. Go to www.stlawrencecollege.ca for more information.

Media Information:
Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Marketing and Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291