Forestry and agriculture, although smaller industries, are currently struggling with filling local vacancies. The forest sector continues to see small growth in Centre and North Hastings. Consultations showed a disconnect on communicating the career opportunities in both industries. These industries are often overlooked by high school students and job seekers.
A virtual career fair will be held for Forestry/Agriculture as a combined event that will be open to participants from school boards, private schools and the public. It will include a keynote speaker, panelists, virtual tours and activities for the students.
Agriculture may see the development of a further virtual event for businesses in this industry that would deal with succession planning done in partnership with other community or Ministry organizations. Based on regular conversations with people in this industry, most people who own an agriculture related business have not prepared any succession plans. Without succession plans in place, the existing workforce can be significantly impacted.
Agriculture and Forestry Virtual Career Event
On Tuesday, October 26th, the Centre for Workforce Development in partnership with Algonquin Lakeshore District School Board, Hastings Prince Edward District School Board and Limestone District School Board is hosting a FREE virtual career event featuring Agriculture & Forestry!
Join us on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. and discover the opportunities the Agriculture & Forestry sectors have to offer!
Your registration information is confidential and will only be used by the Centre for Workforce Development and the account owner to assist you on the day of the event with any technical issues you encounter and to relay your comments/questions to panelist in an anonymous manner.
Time Oct 26, 2021 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Whether you are a teacher, student, job seeker or general public you can register for this event HERE
IN-CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS!
Teachers, you can download the following classroom activities to use with your students.