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RDP Hosts the Future of Work Career Fair and Conference

Feb 22, 2024
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Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is creating opportunities for students, employers and community members to engage in meaningful dialogue about employment and trends in the labour market at its Career Fair and Conference on February 27. 

“At Red Deer Polytechnic, we are proud to offer enhanced education, training and applied research opportunities that prepare students for Alberta’s diverse workforce,” says Lindsay Engel, Vice President, Academic and Student Experience. “The Career Fair and Conference is one of the ways we facilitate industry connections for RDP students and members of our communities, helping to address labour market demand and advancing the economic and social development of the region and province.”

Red Deer Polytechnic’s Career Fair and Conference is a collaborative effort between several stakeholders. RDP’s Career Education and Experience Development (CEED) Centre and Donald School of Business, Science and Computing is hosting this on-campus event with support from the Government of Alberta, Scotiabank and Students’ Association of Red Deer Polytechnic. 

The Career Fair and Conference will feature keynote speaker Emily Genereux, Senior Consultant, Human Resources Consulting Group Inc., who will present “Saying Yes: Creating Opportunities, Community and a Life You Are Proud of.” In addition to providing opportunities to network, this event will feature panels about artificial intelligence, which will be presented by Technology Alberta, and navigating career pathways. There will also be a closing address from Diana Cretu, Community Engagement Director, Imagine Institute For Learning, about “Co-Creating the Future of Work for Well-being and Belonging.”

Along with opportunities to participate in job interviews at the event, attendees will also receive virtual reality soft skills training and support to enhance their LinkedIn profile.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s Career Fair and Conference is part of the RDP Future of Work Event Series, which also includes the 2nd Annual Education and Career Expo on April 25. It is anticipated that more than 4,000 high school students will attend the interactive Education and Career Expo.

There are still some spots remaining for employers and businesses to register to attend the Future of Work Career Fair and Conference and Education and Career Expo. Community members are welcome to attend the Career Fair and Conference at no cost. 

Learn more about the Future of Work Career Fair and Conference, including the agenda, its on-campus locations and how to register your business.

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