This week, the Stepping Stones Career Fair took place at Evraz Place in Regina, SK. Stepping Stones is an annual event that allows high school students to learn about possible careers. This event is organized by a committee of volunteers to allow students to engage with organizations that are looking to hire.
Tristan Lasas from F.W Johnson Collegiate is one of many students that attended the Career Fair.
“Mining in the potash mines is a pretty interesting career. It’s pretty good money and Saskatchewan has one of the biggest potash mines in the world, so that’s pretty cool.” said Lasas.
Abdul Rahmanabbasi from St. Michael school echoed those statements.
“Being a doctor is interesting to me. My dad’s a doctor and I’ve seen him work before and it fascinates me.” said Rahmanabbasi.
Organizer Joe Poitras also had a lot to say about what Stepping Stones does for students attending.
“What we try to do at Stepping Stones is engage employers with their potential employees. It gives them a better idea of what to look for when they’re in high school, they start specializing their classes towards the career they want to go to and having a bunch of employers just helps the students ask questions and figure out what they want to do.”
The 2017 Stepping Stones Career Fair was a success that enabled high school students to explore their options for careers and meet potential employers.