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Career fair gives Cambridge students a look at jobs of the future

From virtual reality gaming to the skilled trades, The Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region is giving students a look at the jobs of tomorrow
Career fair gives Cambridge students a look at jobs of the future.

Cambridge students are being offered an inside look into what the careers of tomorrow will look like with a job fair aimed to provide up-to-date information about the future of the workforce. 

The Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region (BEPWR) is hosting a career fair for students in Grades 7 to 12 today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tapestry Hall in Cambridge.

Over 50 different industry leaders from several different sectors such as: energy, agriculture, construction and education will be on site to allow students to explore the many opportunities they will have when entering the workforce. 

BEPWR is a Waterloo region based charity whose purpose is to provide students and youth with the opportunity to be informed and connect with potential employers and succeed in obtaining their goals. 

After participating in the event, BEPWR reports 87 per cent of attendees have a stronger understanding of how career options fit with their interests, while 86 per cent feel more confident about their future career choices. 

The event will also give aspiring workers a look into virtual reality gaming, automotive manufacturing and working with non-profits. 

"Explore Your Future started in 2017 as a career expo aimed at helping local grades 7-12 students and their families better understand career options," wrote BEPWR on their website. "Over 600 students/parents and 75 interactive exhibitors participated at our most recent expo in 2019."

The event will be free of charge and open to students, family members and educators.

More information as well as tickets can be found on their website