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Summer job centre for students launches


The Sarnia-Lambton Summer Student Employment Centre is scheduled to open on May 1, 2003 at 250 North Christina St.

The centre will celebrate with a grand opening ceremony on Friday, May 16. Employers, students, community agencies, government organizations, education institutions, and the public are invited to join us to kick off the 2003 student employment campaign.

In 2002, Student Employment Centres assisted Canadian employers fill more than 189,000 vacancies. Locally, nearly 2,000 students found work through the centre last year.

The Sarnia-Lambton Summer Student Employment Centre is a collaboration between the federal government's Youth Employment Strategy, and the provincial government's Summer Jobs Service delivered by Lambton College. This is the fifth year these two levels of government are collaborating on this effort.

The centre is staffed by seven university/college students. Across Canada, it is the 35th anniversary of student employment centres making the search for summer employment easier for students.

Free services to students (high school, college, university) include:
  • Job postings from local employers.
  • Use of computers, printer, fax and photocopier for job searches.
  • Access to jobs on the Internet including www.jobbank.gc.ca.
  • Help with resume writing, preparing for an interview and job searching
  • WHMIS and workplace safety training.
  • Various workshops and school visits.

    Free services to employers include:
  • Advertising jobs to students.
  • Screening, selection and referral of qualified applicants.
  • Access to labour market information.
  • Possible wage subsidies to hire summer students.

    For further information, call Ruth Pethick, service delivery consultant for Sarnia Human Resource Centre of Canada 519-464-5025, ext. 2331.

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    Cambrian College and the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario) are hosting Design at Work, an exhibition of projects by R.G.D. members -- a first for Northern Ontario. Concurrently, RGD Ontario student members from Cambrian College's Graphic Design program will be presenting Design at School, a selection of this year's best student design work.

    The exhibition displays the power of good graphic design as an effective strategic business tool.

    The projects by professional graphic designers were selected by a six-member jury of business and creative professionals from more than 300 submissions, and represent communication designs ranging from annual reports and Web sites to logos and signage.

    "We are extremely proud of this event," said Ron Beltrame, professor in Cambrian College's Graphic Design program. "This is the first time that the annual exhibit will be hosted by Sudbury, and it is also the first time that our graduating students will have the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting."

    Wayne McCutcheon, RGD Ontario director and the art director of the Design at Work exhibit, stressed the important relationship between design and business.

    "Any innovation can be copied, but design is uniquely customized to a company, and therefore impossible to replicate," McCutcheon said. "With the professional help of a registered graphic designer, a company can increase its brand recognition, strengthen its corporate messages, and differentiate its position in the marketplace."

    The free exhibition opening will be held at the College's Fontaine Bleue Dining Room on Wednesday, April 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The projects will then be displayed in room 1414 at the College's Barrydowne campus from Thursday, April 17 to Friday, April 25 during normal business hours.

    Groups and schools are encouraged to contact Ron Beltrame at 566-8101, extension 7598, to book a private or guided viewing of the exhibition.


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