Nova Scotians Celebrate Canada Career Week

first_img Career Job Expo in Bridgewater, hosted by the Employment Solutions Society, Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Bridgewater Plaza The annual Hire International Skills Job fair in Halifax hosted by the Office of Immigration, Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Westin Nova Scotian Bilingual Career Exploration Day in Dartmouth, hosted by the Canadian Parents for French, Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Dartmouth Sportsplex During the events, Department of Labour and Workforce Development staff will promote career development tools including the Career Options website, www.nscareeroptions.ca . The site is a valuable resource for people looking for information on wages, training paths, job prospects and employers for over 300 occupational groups. People can also access information about career planning, post-secondary education and training options, labour market information and workplace resources for both employees and employers. Other resources include Parents as Career Coaches workshops and the Bright Career Futures portal for youth. Parents as Career Coaches is a series of free workshops directed at parents of high school and junior high school students preparing to make big educational and workforce decisions. The workshops help parents understand the labour market and the role they can play in guiding and supporting their children as they move from high school to post-secondary education or the workforce. Enrolment is happening now, and for more information please visit www.parentsascareercoaches.ca . Bright Career Futures is an interactive web resource for young people that promotes career opportunities that are in high demand across the province. The website highlights careers in aerospace, financial services, information technology, skilled trades and health care. The site’s tools encourage young people to connect with the people, programs and resources needed to develop skills and build rewarding careers in Nova Scotia. The province is encouraging Nova Scotians to explore career and education opportunities by taking advantage of career planning and labour market information, as part of Canada Career Week, which runs until Friday, Nov. 6. “This week reminds us of the great career resources that are available for Nova Scotians looking for work or making a career transition,” said Labour and Workforce Development Minister Marilyn More. “In this time of economic change, I encourage all Nova Scotians to take a moment to familiarize themselves with the tools that can help them develop a career plan.” Canada Career Week was created to promote opportunities for career and educational planning, and to help employers connect with job seekers. The Department of Labour and Workforce Development will participate in various activities throughout the week, including:last_img read more