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Trade Roots career fairs return to Eastern Ontario communities


Six career fairs travelling through six Eastern Ontario communities will showcase careers and educational opportunities in health care, technology, skilled trades, and more.

Trade Roots brings together local industries, businesses, educators, and employment services organizations to provide information about career and apprenticeship opportunities, and offer hands-on demonstrations of the skilled trades and other professions.

"Trade Roots is held in six cities throughout Eastern Ontario and admission is free, so it is very accessible and an easy way for individuals to learn more about career and apprenticeship opportunities," said Charlie Mignault, Director of Business Development, Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement for St. Lawrence College. "Exhibitors from each local community will be at the fairs to answer questions and speak about the path leading to further education and a meaningful career."

The Trade Roots events will take place in the following cities in 2012 and 2013:

Kingston – Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Cataraqui Town Centre from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Cornwall – Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at St. Lawrence College – Cornwall campus from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Smiths Falls – Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the County Fair Mall from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Belleville – Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, location to be decided

Morrisburg – Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Kemptville – Friday, March 5, 2013 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Trade Roots program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy and hosted by St. Lawrence College. Admission to Trade Roots events is free.