Students in the far north will meet with a potential future employer this week.
Officials with Points Athabasca Contracting will visit Wollaston Lake Tuesday afternoon to talk with kids at the high school.
Wednesday they’ll be in Stoney Rapids, Thursday Black Lake and Friday Fond du Lac.
Glen Strong is the community relations and training coordinator for Points Athabasca.
He says there are many different career options for the students to choose from.
“Supervisors, foremen…and so we’re looking for people who are looking towards that,” he says. “The trades is something, we have people in the trades who are making over a hundred thousand dollars a year. So that’s a good living.”
He adds they’ll also talk to the students about the type of training they’ll need to succeed in the trades.
Contractors, security experts, labour specialists will all be on hand to discuss possible careers with the students.
Strong adds Points Athabasca will be accepting resumes and also outlining the types of training they’ll need to access the higher-skilled positions.
Renowned speaker Rick Langlais, who wrote the award-winning book Dysfunctional, will also be on hand.
Langlais will also give away 1,200 books as part of the tour.