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Cheslatta Carrier Nation hosted a career fair

Ojay Matias plans to organize more career fairs in future

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Cheslatta Contracting hosted a career fair at Grassy Plains Elementary School on Jan. 27.

Ojay Matias, Cheslatta Contracting’s senior project manager and the event organizer, was pleased to see that the fair went well.

Many career fairs have a noticeable recruitment focus, and this was no different. The event was scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and was well attended, with more than 50 people attending. However, it started a bit late due to a funeral service of Cheslatta member.

The fair had 13 community partners to give residents exciting opportunities and networking connections.

Cheslatta Dent, Monster Cheslatta, Stelcon Industrial Services Ltd., Cheslatta Training Centre, ABC Recycling, Green For Life, Boss Industries, Noot’Senay Consulting LP, CANRUSS Medical and Safety Services, Waterbridge Equipment Inc., Three Nations Water Treatment Plant, Cheslatta Contracting LP., RCMP and BC Emergency Health Service were all the community partners who participated in this fair.

These partners handed out a lot of helpful information about who they are and how they operate. In addition, individuals who were seeking employment could register for a relevant job position.

A popular attraction was the virtual reality goggles, giving a realistic view of an iron worker. It demonstrated a construction work site with cranes, iron structures and other industrial tools and machines.

Participants could maneuver specific controls like walking on the floor and iron bars, climbing stairs and ladders, and looking down from the roof of the under-constructed building. Those who feared heights were afraid to look down, while others had quite a bit of fun accessing this technology.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation plans to organize more career fairs for the community and its partners, seeing that this fair was a success.