Posted by Don Sword on Jan 13, 2018
Holy Spirit High School in Conception Bay South, is the fourth largest high school in Newfoundland and Labrador and up until this year, had never held a career fair.
New Generations Chair Rob Boychuk and his fellow committee members at the Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast thought that needed to change. So, they met with the school officials and teachers as well as the Interact Club of Avalon Northeast which operates out of that school. Several months of planning followed. The result was a hugely successful Career Fair held on Tuesday January 9th, 2018 for five classes of  level II, grade 11,  students enrolled in Career Development 2201. 
Each class spent a school period (about 58 minutes) circulating the room with "occupational passports".  About 25 different occupations were represented at booths set up to provide practical information on each vocation - including academic, skills training and work experience requirements.  The occupations reflected a student survey of their vocational wishes. The Rotary Club did its best to meet their wishes and the students were able meet with a wide variety of vocational representatives - from carpenter, firefighter, lawyer, urban planner, realtor and mortgage broker to video game designer, TV producer and tattoo artist!
The students, teachers, administrators, occupational representatives and Rotarians all felt the day was a huge success, and worthy of repetition at this high school and expansion to other grades and other schools. 
The media took notice as well with positive coverage from CBC TV, NTV, the St John's Evening Telegram and The Shoreline community weekly newspaper. 
Congratulations on a job well done!