This year, 2020, we are embracing something new!
Typically, Work BC Courtenay hosts an annual Job Fair each October. Due to Covid, we are adapting to a new format to connect employers and job seekers.
The job fair allowed each employer to showcase their company values, create connections, share information on career opportunities and answer questions from job seekers. We had overwhelming evaluations from the employers and job seekers that this time of connecting, sharing and learning was highly valued. And many people were hired!
This Fall we are putting together a virtual Job Fair series. The WorkBC – Courtenay vision is to host a different employer each week for a 1 hour Zoom session.
Similar to what occurs at an exhibitor table at the job fair, employers will provide information on:
- Who they are
- Company background, vision and values
- Current and future job openings
- Qualifications and skills needed to apply for positions
- How they advertise for job openings?
- How to apply
- What they look for in a resume
- Interview process
- Any other keys or tips for individuals making career planning choices or looking for work
And, then answer questions. All within one hour!
The Virtual Job Fair series planning is in progress. Check back frequently to see what businesses will be participating. Call Work BC – Courtenay to sign up for any of the Zoom sessions. You will need an email address to register
Employers participating to date:
September 15th, 2020 at 12:45 pm – BC Construction Association
September 18th, 2020 at 10 am – RCMP 911 Telecommunications
September 24th, 2020 at 11 am – First Credit Union
September 29th, 2020 at 10:30 am – Mowi – Canada West
October 1, 2020 at 2:05 pm – McDonalds
October 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm – Communitas Supportive Care Society
October 15, 2020 at 1 pm – Comox Valley Schools
October 20, 2020 at 11 am – Nurse Next Door
October 22, 2020 at 1 pm – The Salvation Army Thrift Stores and Kettle Workers
October 27, 2020 at 12:45 pm – Mount Washington Alpine Resort
November 10, 2020 at 10:30 am – Old House Hotel & Spa
December 8, 2020 at 10 am – BC Ferries
January 14, 2021 at 1 pm – Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island
January 21, 2021 at 1 pm – Footprints Security
January 28, 2021 at 2 pm – Industry Training Authority (ITA) Apprenticeship