April 4, 2011
For Immediate Release
Graduating students prepare for the working world
School boards host seventh annual Mission Employable conference and employment expo
On April 7th, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board will host Mission Employable 2011, a one-day conference and employment expo aimed specifically at Grade 12 students planning to enter the working world after graduation. This is the seventh year the school boards are holding this conference and they expect to have 900 students from both boards attend.
Mission Employable helps graduating students explore employment opportunities in various sectors, improve and enhance their employability skills, provides them with employment advice and community resources to support them during their job search.
“Mission Employable is another critical link in the student success initiative where the aim is to reach every student,” says David Coules, Principal of Student Success and Secondary Programs for the board. “This conference gives students important information as they start to look for work after they graduate. It provides students with opportunities to converse with employers from a variety of sectors, and will assist them with their transition from school to the workplace.”
Ryan Porter, creator of ‘Make Your Own Lunch,’ will be the keynote speaker. Ryan will speak to the students about making decisions, carving their own paths in life, and the ups and downs of the decision to break free from traditional paths of education and work.
There will also be a variety of seminar presentations for students and an employment expo where students can meet employers, learn tips of the trade, and discuss employment opportunities.
Mission Employable 2011 will take place at the Pearson Convention Centre located at 2638 Steeles Avenue East, in Brampton, on Thursday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit, http://www.dpcdsb.org/MissionEmp.
Media Contact: Julia Seeratan, Communications Officer
(905) 890-0708 ext. 24278