St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College

August 03, 2012 13:21 ET

Trade Roots Career Fairs Adds Ottawa to Eastern Ontario Tour

BROCKVILLE, CORNWALL and KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2012) - Local youth in Ottawa will be able to attend the Trade Roots career fair when it resumes its tour through Eastern Ontario communities this fall. Trade Roots showcases careers and educational opportunities in health care, technology, skilled trades, and more. Trade Roots brings together local industries, businesses, educators, and employment services organizations to provide information about career and apprenticeship opportunities, and offer hands-on demonstrations of the skilled trades and other professions.

"We're really excited that we can include a market like Ottawa in the Trade Roots tour this fall. It is very accessible and an easy way for local youth to learn more about career and apprenticeship opportunities," said Charlie Mignault, Director of Business Development, Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement at St. Lawrence College. "Exhibitors from each local community will be at the fairs to answer questions and speak about the path leading to further training and education toward a meaningful career."

More than 3000 people are expected to attend the Ottawa event featuring more than 100 exhibitors. Past exhibitors have included the Ontario Provincial Police, St. Lawrence College skilled trades programs, Canadian Forces, and many more. For more information on the Trade Roots events, please visit

"As the Eastern Ontario economy continues to transform, St. Lawrence College will continue to invest services in communities with the clear objective of supporting training and job creation," Mignault said.

The Trade Roots events will take place in the following cities in 2012 and 2013:

- Ottawa Trade Roots - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Nepean Sportsplex - Curling Rink
- Belleville Trade Roots - Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Quinte Mall from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
- Morrisburg Trade Roots - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
- Kemptville Trade Roots - Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Trade Roots program is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy and hosted by St. Lawrence College.

About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

Contact Information

  • Laura Tulchinsky
    St. Lawrence College, Communications
    613-544-5400, ext. 1291