THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, --- February 13, 2015 -- Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) joined with local business and educators today to introduce secondary school students from NAN First Nations to career and employment opportunities in the Thunder Bay area during the Working Together for Student Success NAN Student Career Fair.
“This career fair builds on the success of our inaugural student orientation and is designed to introduce our youth to employment opportunities and career options to help set them on a path to success,” said Grand Chief Harvey Yesno. “We are building on that momentum by giving our students an opportunity to learn about the many careers, training and volunteer opportunities available to them during their school years and after graduation.”
The event included displays from a wide range of local businesses and organizations and allowed high school students to discover opportunities for employment, job training and volunteering.
“We are pleased with the enthusiastic response we have from businesses and other organizations who have come together for another successful gathering with our energetic youth,” said Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic, who holds the education portfolio. “The theme of this event is Working Together for Student Success, as we must work together as a community to ensure these students receive the knowledge and skills they need to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.”
The NAN Student Career Fair is a follow-up to the NAN Student Orientation held in September 2014 to introduce NAN secondary school students to the City of Thunder Bay.
National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde listens to Clyde Moonias of the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre Youth Council during an unexpected visit to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Student Career Fair. He gave a motivational speech to approximately 200 students.