Canadore College Announces Lifelong Career Support
Jun 6, 2018 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – This week, Canadore College is launching a new Centre for Career Development designed to provide students and alumni with lifetime career support.
According to the latest key performance indicators, Canadore’s students rate the college above the provincial average – at 91.4
“Our programs do an amazing job of providing skills-intensive experience in the classrooms and labs,” said Ryan Drouin, manager of the Centre for Career Development. “Getting them equally prepared and confident for an increasingly competitive job search is a priority and often-times it does not come easily to a student or even most seasoned professionals.”
The Centre for Career Development will offer tactical help for job candidacy, such as resume, and cover letter skills, but it will also focus on the development of soft skills, which employers have identified as a significant gap in today’s employee pool.
According to Drouin, soft skills – problem-solving, adaptability, time management, organization, and oral communication – are common to every occupation. He goes on to say that increasing these proficiencies in students is a multi-faceted long-game and is most efficiently attained through experience. Students can sign up for dozens of experiential learning opportunities delivered in collaboration with community-based partners and employers.
This work-study model also provides employers with an opportunity to connect with up-and-coming talent. It also allows for students and employers to get to know one another better and determine if the relationship is an ultimate fit for both and organizationally.
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Employers interested in becoming engaged with Canadore’s Centre for Career Development for job postings, the mentorship program or workshop deliver opportunities should contact Ryan Drouin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705.474.7600 ext. 5826. Students and alumni can access a host of resources and supports by contacting Trina St. Jacques at email@example.com or 705.474.7600, ext. 5143.
“Our work won’t be done until our graduates are the most sought after by industry,” said Drouin.
Next week, Canadore College will be hosting its convocation ceremonies. Over 1,000 students will be graduating from programs of applied learning and entering the workforce. They will join 44,000 alumni working across the globe.
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