Local students get a chance to picture their future careers

Niagara College is once again helping local high school students picture their future.

Students at two high schools in the Niagara region will take part in an event called Picture Your Future which uses green-screen technology to take the students’ photos in various career settings such as broadcasting game development nursing and much more. The event promotes the many career opportunities available to young people through a college education.

“This is a great chance to get students thinking about their future careers” said Dorita Pentesco director of  Marketing Communications and Recruitment at Niagara College. “We’re encouraging students to learn more about college and the careers available to college graduates.”

The Picture Your Future Tour will be at:

Grimsby Secondary School (5 Boulton Ave. Grimsby) on October 27 2014  at 11:45 a.m; and

Eden High School (535 Lake St. Unit 1 St. Catharines) on October 29 at 11:30 a.m.

The Picture Your Future tour is run by Colleges Ontario the advocacy organization for the province’s 24 public colleges. This is the second time the tour has run in Ontario following a successful run in fall 2013.

The 2014 tour runs from September to November and will visit all regions of the province. It is part of the Ontario colleges’ long-term marketing effort to encourage students to learn about the full range of post-secondary programs available today and to help them choose the path that best suits their strengths and career goals.

Students will receive information about the more than 600 programs available at Ontario colleges and can download their picture to a mobile device for sharing through Facebook Twitter and Pinterest. Students who participate in the event also learn key facts about colleges including recent data that show more than 83 per cent of college graduates find work within six months of graduation.

“College education is helping growing numbers of young people find long-term success” said Pentesco. “We enjoy this opportunity to provide more information about colleges to students in an entertaining way.”

Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit vocational and general interest Continuing Education courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences advanced technology media applied health and community safety supported by unique learning enterprises in food wine beer horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit NiagaraCollege.ca.



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