Over 70 exhibitors present at the Shannon Hall and Alice McKay Building in Surrey (Photo by Amy Reid/Black Press Media)

Surrey job fair showcases education, career choices

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair held Thursday, Sept. 26

It was a busy day at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair in Surrey.

More than 70 exhibitors set up for the fair inside the Shannon Hall and Alice McKay buildings located at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds at 6050 176 St. on Thursday (Sept. 26).

Air Canada was among the dozens of vendors set up at the event and the company was offering a variety of opportunities to those in attendance.

“Today specifically we are looking for flight attendants but we are also hiring for station attendants, customer service agents,” explained Alexandra Teixeira-Bynoe, a talent acquisition partner for the airline.

“We have a lot of different positions from customer service – face to face, over the phone, really any type of customer service we’re here for today,” she added.

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Just a few booths away, at the Milieu Family Services table, Nada Radwan said the company has had great success at previous Black Press career fairs.

Radwan, a human resources assistant, explained Milieu is a social services agency that supports individuals who have disabilities.

“We’re always hiring, always looking for new staff,” she said, noting that Milieu was hiring for part-time, full-time as well as casual positions at the Surrey fair.

Radwan said Milieu has made successful hires at past Black Press fairs, which keeps the company coming back.

“We’ve actually come back because it’s our favourite one.”

Tasha Khan-Butorac, an admissions advisor for Surrey’s Sprott Shaw College location, also manning a booth at the fair.

“We tend to focus on programs that we know jobs are available for,” she explained. “We’ve got social programs, a huge nursing program as well. So if you’re looking to get into health care or become an education assistant, now’s a very good time.”

Khan-Butorac said a variety of different people had stopped by the booth inquiring about educational opportunities, but also employment.

“People that are fresh out of high school, people that are looking for a career change and people looking to work with Sprott Shaw as well. So it’s been a very good mix,” she said.

For more on the fair, visit www.facebook.com/blackpresscareerfair/.

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