Bill Powley (left) of can-am geomatics demonstrates a total station machine for Tyler Bobby and Frank Setah Jr. during the Williams Lake Job Fair taking place today and tomorrow at the Gibraltar Room. The machine measures distances and angles and is used in the survey industry. The fair wrapped up at 3 p.m. today but will continue tomorrow

Bill Powley (left) of can-am geomatics demonstrates a total station machine for Tyler Bobby and Frank Setah Jr. during the Williams Lake Job Fair taking place today and tomorrow at the Gibraltar Room. The machine measures distances and angles and is used in the survey industry. The fair wrapped up at 3 p.m. today but will continue tomorrow

Williams Lake Job Fair a great springboard to job opportunities

It may not seem like it at times but there are lots of jobs for the taking in B.C. and Alberta, and many career paths to chose from.

It may not seem like it at times but there are lots of jobs for the taking in B.C. and Alberta, and many career paths to choose from.

At this moment there are 18 postings for jobs available at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre.

The RCMP is looking for new recruits.

And Tolko currently has 38 openings available in its B.C. and Alberta operations, in their mill and woodland divisions, says David Greenley, Tolko’s regional forester, silviculture. He says Tolko always has jobs available at its High Level plant north of Edmonton.

If you are into the big money and big resource industries millwright is the top trade certificate to have in your pocket, says Donna Anderson, apprenticeship advisor with the Industry Training Authority for the Prince George region.

Millwrights look after all of the heavy equipment that keep our industries such as mining and saw-milling running smoothly.

Those were just some of the interesting tidbits to learn on a casual walk around the job fair taking place today and tomorrow at the Gibraltar Room.

Throngs of adults and students of all ages visited the job fair today and there will be more visiting tomorrow.

Celebrating Community Partnership is the theme for the Williams Lake Job Fair 2015 which is open to anyone interested in finding a job, learning about various career and training opportunities, and meeting and dropping off resumes with potential employers.

More than 40 exhibitors including employers, training and education providers, along with service societies have information booths at the fair.

For instance ICBC had information and an interactive machine that wasn’t quite working today, but will hopefully be up and running tomorrow, which allows people to safely experience just how dangerous it is to text and drive.

If you happen to drop by around lunch time there is a great light lunch provided, along with some live musical entertainment.

The job fair continues tomorrow at the Gibraltar Room, Thursday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There were also lots of draw boxes and if you fill out the questionnaire on the back of the informational brochure, a chance to win an iPad.

The job fair is sponsored by the Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training and Employment Center, Horton Ventures Inc, and co-ordinated by S.A.G.E. Trainers.

A large cross section of employers from the food and entertainment industries, to mining, forestry, milling, builders, retail businesses and more are participating in the fair.