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Friday, 20 November 2015 07:05

PEO GRC at the “Your Future Your Choice” Career Fair

By Jonathan Velasco

PEO Grand River Chapter participated in the 2015 Your Future Your Choice career fair held last Nov 18, 2015 at the Centennial College in Guelph.  There were hundreds of high school students who came to the career fair and some serious students stopped by the PEO booth.  Chapter volunteers Kellie, Tabot, and Jonathan, together with two engineering students from UoG Carlos and Emily, had entertained about 60 students combined.  Their questions ranged from what is engineering to how to become a licensed engineer in Ontario.  One serious looking student approached the booth and said that he wanted to become a biomedical engineer and asked for ideas how to accomplish it. There were also a few who don’t know what they want to pursue after high school, so the volunteers spent time discussing to them the work life of an engineer.

This type of event is a very productive way of reaching out to the youth and educates them about the engineering profession.  It was very rewarding indeed for the PEO volunteers to be able to impart some information to the future workforce and perhaps spark technical interest to some.

 

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