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Sault College presents first ever virtual job fair

Job fair featuring over 30 employers among virtual events taking place this week
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Trying to find employment is never easy, especially with the added stress of COVID-19.

Something that may help job seekers is Sault College’s first ever virtual job fair.

Partnering with Employment Solutions, Sault College will host this online event on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 12:30-3:30 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 25 from 12:30-3:15 p.m. via the communication platform Microsoft Teams. 

The job fair will feature more than 30 employers, and is open to all. Participants will have the chance to network with local employers to learn more about their business and available job opportunities, a news release issued by Sault College stated.

As an added bonus, eligible participants will be entered into a draw to win one of two Amazon Fire tablets. You must pre-register to be eligible. 

“Although this year’s job fair is taking place in a different format, it will ensure safety while providing participants with a unique opportunity to meet with employers to get valuable advice and insight into the job market,” said Ray Corcoran, student employment coordinator at Sault College. “We encourage those interested to register today and take advantage of this exciting event.”

A list of employers who will be in attendance can be viewed by visiting the event’s website. Each employer will have a designated day and time for their individual session and participants can choose which sessions they would like to join at the time of registration. Once registered, a Microsoft Teams link will be sent the morning of the session, allowing participants to join at the scheduled time.

For more information about the Sault College Job Fair, you can contact the Student Job Centre at [email protected].

Despite the province slowly reopening and the Algoma region entering the Yellow zone, Saultites are still encouraged to continue following COVID-19 guidelines and stay home as much as possible. Many of us are staying inside and online now more than ever.

So each week, SooToday will share some of the virtual events taking place to help you make the most of these unprecedented times, and have fun safely at home.

If you or someone you know is planning a local virtual event (concert, class, celebration, etc.), send the details to [email protected].

Other events taking place this week include:

Music City SSM -  Online Discussion on Reopening Safely & Running Safe Festivals

Feb. 24

With COVID-19 affecting many Canadian businesses and industries, the music industry is no different. Join a free virtual discussion on Feb. 24 at 12 p.m. with Scott Ashley, President and CEO of Get Ready Global, to talk about post-pandemic recovery, new challenges, new legislation, and new best practices.

Questions like “What can we expect in the music industry?” and “What will we have to consider when planning festivals and concerts moving forward?” will be discussed. Advance registration is required.

If you do not have a Chamber login, please select the "Not a member? Click here to continue your event registration" option.

SCH Seminar #2: Why and How to Reduce Waste and Recycle Right Under Climate Change

Feb. 24

Learn about waste reduction and recycling with this online seminar held by the Sault Climate Club and Abby Obenchain of Clean North.

Waste reduction is a key strategy for reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change, and you can learn about the best ways to go about it with this presentation.

You can also learn about the top do's and don'ts for cutting waste and recycling right. "Attend this seminar to get practical tips you can use at home to help you become a Climate Change Champion," the event’s Facebook page reads.

The free Zoom seminar will be held on Wednesday Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. EST. 

"Bold White Tiger" Paint Night on Zoom

Feb. 27

With this online painting class held via Zoom (link will be emailed) on Saturday Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. EST, you can learn how to paint a beautiful white tiger at home with step-by-step instruction from Vera Malitskaya of Artist’s Palette Durham Region. 

Come prepared with a canvas or media art paper, acrylic paints consisting of primary colours and black and white, 2-3 brushes of different sizes, a water cup and paper towel. Everyone must come prepared with a pre-sketched canvas. The outline will be provided shortly after ticket purchase

The recording of the class will be available to all ticket holders whether you can make the live event or not. 

Online Baking Workshop: Japanese Cheesecake

Feb. 28

Learn how to make fluffy Japanese cheesecake from scratch at home with this online baking workshop by Shiela’s baking school. 

Japanese cheesecake is a fun dessert because of how fluffy it looks. Shiela will guide you step by step on how to make the batter and cake. The online class will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. and will be hosted via Zoom. The recipe card and conference link will be sent shortly after registration. Cost for the workshop is $45. 

You will need these tools and ingredients:

  • Cream cheese
  • Cake flour
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Heavy cream
  • Electric mixer
  • Double broiler
  • Bowls and spatula
  • A 9-inch cake pan with a removable bottom
  • A baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Your stove and oven

Have an event coming up? Add it to our Community Calendar here.

Did we miss something? E-mail us at [email protected].