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EMSB TO HOLD FIRST OF TWO SECONDARY IV CAREER DAYS ON MONDAY APRIL 12 AT ST. PIUS X IN AHUNTSIC

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MONTREAL,  APRIL 5, 2010  -  As a follow up to the highly successful English Montreal School Board (EMSB)  Secondary V Career Fair held every October, the Adult Education and Vocational Services (AEVS) and Student Services  have introduced  a complementary program.

On two separate days,  Monday, April 12 and Friday, May 7,  Secondary IV students will visit the  St. Pius X Adult Centre (9955 Papineau) in Ahunstic and take part in workshops focusing on a wide range of career opportunities such as Accounting/Administrative Assistant, Paralegal, Bailiffs, Medical Services Technology, Nursing and Pre-hospital  Care,  Animal Health Technology, Police Technology, Social Services, Journalism and Broadcasting, the Hotel and Travel industry, Professional Sales, Industrial Drafting, Furniture Finishing, Computer Graphics, Hairdressing, Aesthetics and Automobile Mechanics.

A number of media personalities will give workshops.  They include CBC TV News co-anchor Jennifer Hall, CBC Radio’s Monique Lacombe, Virgin Radio 96 traffic reporter and weekend host and podcaster Kelly Alexander,  Global TV’s Domenic Fazioli and Tim Sargeant and Herb Luft of CTV.

This is different from the  fall  Career Fair, which involves an elaborate auditorium presentation and an extensive kiosk section.  For the Secondary IV level, there will be smaller workshop sessions and a less busy kiosk area. Workshops will take place in the following timeslots: 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.; 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m to 11:15 a.m.; Noon to 12:45 pm.; 12:45 p.m to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.  A lunch break will occur from 11:15 a.m. to Noon. Each student will take part in two 45 minute workshops, followed by an additional 45 minutes to visit the booths in the kiosk area.

Bentley Luggage is the official sponsor of the event. Corporate promotional representative Joel  Barbarush will be on hand to talk to students and staff.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca