|INTERNET GURUS TO ADDRESS 2006 CAREER FAIR OPENING|
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 8, 2006- Garner Bornstein and Andy Nulman, CEO and president respectively of Airborne Entertainment, will be the keynote speakers at the opening ceremonies of the seventh annual English Montreal School Board (EMSB) Career Fair, which will take place October 24 to 26 at St. Pius X Adult Centre in Ahuntsic. More than 3,000 Secondary IV and V students will be in attendance over the three days. Mr. Bornstein and Mr. Nulman, both alumni of EMSB schools, will kick things off on Tuesday morning (8:45 a.m.) and then meet with students in the kiosk area. The program will run until 2 p.m. each day.
The Student Services and Adult Education and Vocational Services Departments of the EMSB coordinate this program. Chair Lizette Gilday, the guidance counsellor at St. Laurent Adult Centre, notes that the main objective of the Career Fair is to provide Secondary V and senior adult education students with an in-depth exposure to the various educational opportunities available to them. The final day will be devoted to Secondary IV students, providing them with an opportunity to start charting their respective futures two years in advance of graduation. Each participating Secondary V and adult education student will take part in a general session of 30 minutes in the St. Pius X auditorium, during which time presentations will include information with respect to CEGEP and vocational educational programs, as well as admission requirements. There will also be testimonials from EMSB vocational education students who are presently finishing their programs. Students will then have the chance to visit the various exhibition/information booths staffed by representatives from English vocational centres, CEGEPS, universities and the Canadian Armed Forces. Secondary IV students will only be exposed to the latter part of the program, since this is only an introduction for them.
Kevin Gasior, one of Montreal's brightest standup comediens, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Mike Patterson and Ryan Wilner, two other comics, will back him up on stage during the Fair as well. Gasior (www.kevingasior.com) actually teaches comedy workshops at the summer Explorations Camp, based at the EMSB's Royal Vale School in N.D.G. He also offers his services to schools for fundraising events.The Career Fair is supported almost entirely by corporate sponsorship, principally Jack Dym of Pipe and Piling Supplies and RBC Royal Bank and a host of others. Mr. Dym, a successful Montreal businessman and philanthropist, is a product of the public system. Report Collection (www.reportcollection.com) will once again be the official supplier of t-shirts for the student ushers.
Videos from previous Career Fair Events can be viewed in the Press Room section of the EMSB website at www.emsb.qc.ca.
About Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment (www.airborne-e.com) is a leading provider and publisher of premier mobile entertainment content and applications, including games, images, video, ringtones, ringbacktones and informational content. Airborne's product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including, Family Guy™, Donald Trump's Real Estate Tycoon™, Speed TV Mobile™, Maxim ToGo™ and Cosmo Mobile™. Airborne's products are available across wireless carriers in North America and Europe and the company provides retailers and branded destinations the ability to reach mobile consumers directly via premium and promotional channels.
Last year CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, agreed to acquire Airborne in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million. Co-founders Bornstein and Nulman remained in place to run the company. Bornstein, a graduate of the former Wagar High School, founded and served as CEO of Generation Net, one of Canada's first business-oriented web development firms. In May, 1999, at the height of the Internet boom, he sold Generation Net and served as CEO of the new merged entity for over a year, at which time he returned to private life and co-founded Airborne Entertainment with Nulman. Who had been the driving force behind Just For Laughs, the world's first and largest comedy festival. Nulman has worked with many of the world's top stars, including Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano and Jim Carrey and helped launch literally dozens of performers to fame. A renowned public speaker, he has also produced over 150 television shows seen worldwide and was named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" Business Leaders by the Financial Post. He attended Gardenview Elementary School and Sir Winston Churchill High School (now LaurenHill Academy).
Michael J. Cohen