All fired up to promote jobs for youth are Jessica Dalton

Careers rock at Job Fest

The provincial government’s careers-for-youth travelling rock show hits Campbell River Tuesday

The provincial government’s careers-for-youth travelling rock show hits Campbell River Tuesday with its sights set on opportunities in creative industries.

JobFest, a child of the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, will set up shop at Tyee Plaza from noon to 6 p.m.

The production – essentially career counselling built around a rock show – has visited 50 B.C. communities to engage youth while delivering labour market information. The featured band will be Acres of Lions. Visitors will be introduced to career options through face-to-face discussions with event presenters, guest speakers, career tools, interactive games and other career-related information.

Rivercorp Executive Assistant Kim Doney, who has been helping organize the Campbell River stop, says the career focus will be on creative industries, a sector with real growth potential in the Campbell River area. With that in mind the featured speakers are: Leah Tremain, of Read TV and Tremain Media; Greg Miller, a producer, director and writer with BearPaw Communications and Timberline teacher Dave Coad, who specializes in digital photography, computer programming and animation and has received the 2012 Award of Excellence from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The event is aimed at young people between 15 and 25 years old but is open to the public. Carihi and Timberline secondary schools will be bussing 150 Grade 12 students to the event.

Doney says two student “Community Ambassadors” have been chosen to help promote the event: Kyell Erickson and Jessica Dalton. They are being assisted by a third student Sarah Davidson.

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