Marine Institute host site for Bilingual Postsecondary & Career Fair 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has experienced near-constant growth for the last 10 years. The energy, mining, aquaculture and education sectors represent a rapidly growing pool of qualified and bilingual jobs.

The goal of the Bilingual Postsecondary & Career Fair is to encourage young people to become aware of the province's key resources, to generate interest in the related postsecondary programs of study and to highlight opportunities for creating new businesses.

The fair will involve some 100 exhibitors from Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Ontario and St. Pierre and Miquelon. Building on the success of the 2011 edition, the fair will welcome some 800 students and will be spread over two sites: the Marine Institute and the Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents.

This project aims to better develop the talents of our youth. It is financed by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Quebec and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Speakers at the opening ceremony will include:

  • The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services and Minister Responsible for Aging and Seniors, and Francophone Affairs, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Councillor Debbie Hanlon, City of St. John's
  • Mr. Eric Gloutnay, an engineer specializing in electromagnetic compatibility and electrical componentswith the Science and Technology Sciences Department of the Canadian Space Agency
  • Mr. Cyr Couturier, President of the RDÉE TNL and Chair of the MSc Aquaculture Program at the Marine Institute of Memorial University
  • Mr. Ali Chaisson, President of the Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de TNL.

A high-ranking representative of the federal government should also be present. Françoise Albert, a representative of the Commissioner of official languages, will also be participating in the opening ceremony.

Twenty-four students from the west coast of Newfoundland will also be present at the opening ceremony. The Opening Ceremony takes place February 3 at 8 am at the Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents on 65 Ridge Road. The Bilingual Postsecondary & Career Fair 2012 will take place February 3 from  9 am to 2:30 pm at the Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents and in the gym of the Marine Institute.