Leduc gets energized for coming fair

Leduc gets energized for coming fair

The Canadian Petroleum Discovery Centre is hosting this year’s Energy Career Fair, Sept. 25.
Businesses from different industries will be on hand to showcase careers available within their respective fields.

”We’ve had a great response to the fair,” said Leanne Templeton, executive director of the Canadian Petroleum Discovery Centre.

The fair is mainly geared toward students and graduates. According to the Energy Career Fair posting, one in every six Albertan works in the energy industry and the need for more professionals in the gas and oil trades are rising.

”We hope to change people’s perspective of the oil and gas industry and show the number of professional degrees needed in the industry. Employers are not only looking for people in chemistry, science, engineering, for example, but also people with an arts degree, such as human resources, marketing and communications, graphic design and office administration,” said Templeton.

”At the fair we have had people hired within a couple of weeks after the exhibition. It’s an inexpensive way for employers and students to get together. Last year we had 800 people and 22 companies; this year we have 29 companies so far but we’re aiming for 1,000 people and 40 companies by the end.”

The Career Fair was started by a partnership between Leduc Devon Oil Field Society and Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). For the fifth annual Energy Career Fair the University of Alberta faculty of engineering has joined the partnership.

Individuals who wish to attend the fair should come on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free transportation is available from the University of Alberta and NAIT campuses.
For more information call 1-866-987-4323.

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