EMSB Career Fair 2008


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The first phase of the ninth annual EMSB Career Fair  took place October 21 and 22  at St. Pius X Adult Centre in Ahuntsic  for Secondary V students, with the latter part of the second day  being devoted to an open house for all students and parents in the system.   Isabelle Bouchard, a graduate of the EMSB’s St. Dorothy Elementary School and Vincent Massey Collegiate, was the special guest speaker at opening ceremonies. She started working at McDonald’s as a crew member  while in school, studying to become a police officer. When she got her diploma, she decided to stay at McDonald’s as the manager of two stores and has now been promoted to the corporate head office. Malik  Shaheed, a graduate of Westmount High School, was back as the emcee. The Student Services and Adult Education and Vocational Services Departments of the EMSB   coordinate this  program.  All students took part in a brief   general information sessions in the St. Pius X auditorium. Students   then  had the chance to visit the various exhibition/information booths staffed by representatives from English vocational centres, CEGEPS, universities, speciality colleges, the Canadian Armed Forces and McDonald’s. The Career Fair is supported almost entirely by corporate sponsorship, principally Jack Dym of Pipe and Piling Supplies, RBC Royal Bank and a host of others.