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On-campus programming to help North Bay students prepare for careers

Canadore College is launching the Centre for Career Development this week
Canadore College

Canadore College is launching a new Centre for Career Development designed to provide students and alumni with lifetime career support.

The Centre for Career Development will offer tactical help for job candidacy, such as resume and cover letter skills, but it will also focus on the development of soft skills, which employers have identified as a significant gap in today’s employee pool.

“Our programs do an amazing job of providing skills-intensive experience in the classrooms and labs,” said Ryan Drouin, manager of the Centre for Career Development, in a June 6 news release.

“Getting them equally prepared and confident for an increasingly competitive job search is a priority and oftentimes it does not come easily to a student or even most seasoned professionals.”

Students can sign up for dozens of experiential learning opportunities delivered in collaboration with community-based partners and employers to help develop soft skills such as problem-solving, adaptability, time management, organization, and oral communication.

This model allows for students and employers to get to know one another better and determine if the relationship is an ultimate fit for both and organizationally.

There is also a mentorship program that pairs students with experienced professionals based on their program of study to empower them to achieve their goals.

The new centre is complemented by the existing On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program, which organizes various initiatives that foster and encourage an overall sense of entrepreneurial development and innovation through awareness, educational activities and events. 

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