Another Successful Career Fair Connects Coast Mountain College Students with Northwest Employers

Mar 25, 2024

CMTN students chat to employers at 2024 career fair in TerraceTerrace, BC – Approximately 100 students and 20 employers participated in Coast Mountain College’s (CMTN) recent career fair on March 19. There was something for everyone, with representatives from industries including finance, construction, law enforcement, social services, health, mining, environmental consulting, and more.

Students had the opportunity to inquire about career paths and opportunities in Northwest BC, and to practice valuable skills such as networking and self-promotion. In advance of the event, the Work-Integrated Learning team provided a resume workshop to help students prepare. 

Heather Bastin, Executive Director, External Relations says, “Creating opportunities for CMTN students to connect with employers in our communities is so important to us at CMTN. We want our talented grads to stay and work in this region and contribute to our communities. Events like this career fair are an important part of maintain a strong local economy which benefits us all.”

The feedback from the event was very positive, with 80% of students reporting that they were very happy with the event. Some of the comments on an anonymous survey were: 

“This was a great way to connect with employers!” 

“I am hoping that this will happen again next year!” 

Employers were impressed by the students who came prepared, asked good questions, and engaged with them, and all said they would like to attend this event again next year. Some comments from the employer feedback survey included: 

“Thank you for the invitation to connect with your students. Well worth the time!” 
“Great to connect with students and college instructors/coordinators. Looking forward to working together!” 

The success of this career fair underscores the importance of such events in connecting aspiring professionals wanting to enter the workforce and industry leaders. 

Coast Mountain College hosted a similar event at the Prince Rupert campus in November 2023 and plans to repeat this again in the coming months.



Media Contact: 

Heather Bastin
Executive Director, External Relations 
250-635-6511 ext. 5494