Gary Durrant Slam Dunk Youth Career Fair
Getting your first job is probably the most difficult thing to do. Most students gaze persistently beyond the horizon only to ponder endlessly about their future career goals. Gary Durrant, Student and Community Liaison of the Community and Cultural Services Dept. of York Region District School Board, is the key organizer of the career fair, he confirms that, “It takes a lot of work to raise a child, and we must find ways to support and encourage all students to aspire to achieve great things. We hope to give support to the youths. We also need parents to come out to the career fair and support their kids. Some of our students need encouragement, we want them to do well throughout their career.” Mr. Gary Durrant is also the founder of the GaryDurrant.com Foundation that supports youths in various ways.
Teenagers need to know that as adults they can trek through different career paths in an environment where there are endless opportunities. Kids nowadays understand that they need a solid education and skills to flourish in their future jobs. Success comes with hard work, and if they work hard enough, they will reach their fullest potential. We live in a world of endless technology and to get ahead, not only computer skills are considered basic, but most students either need a college diploma, vocational training or a degree to get a job eventually. “This year’s career fair will be something the youths will never forget, because each seminar will cater to the needs of all the youth attendees. There will be lots of room for the media as we are expecting them to come and cover the event,” says Gary Durrant, “We welcome lots of media to attend.”
Many community leaders feel that kids should be kept engaged at all times in their own community, which Philip Chow, one of the career fair volunteer speakers firmly believes. Philip Chow is the National Technical & Technology Leader for Honeywell Inc. [http://honeywell.com] in Canada.
All media who plan to attend to cover the event as a news story, please contact Gary Durrant, Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org