YOUTH EXPO “What are you going to do after high school?”

April 20th, 2017

That’s the theme of this year’s SGB Youth Career Expo event.  In an effort to further engage youth and showcase the extensive range of jobs and careers in South Georgian Bay, several community groups have once again partnered to put together another South Georgian Bay Youth Career Expo.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2nd at Blue Mountain Resorts, Village Conference Centre.

80 Vendors – 800 Youth – 6 Breakout Sessions – 1 Motivational Speaker promise to make this important event a success again this year!

The event sends out invitations to public, catholic and private high schools in the SGB region. Up to eight hundred, primarily Grade 11 students are invited to attend.  The organizing committee is excited to announce that this year the parents of the invited students will be welcome to attend the youth Career Expo between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.

The event’s expo will showcase up to 80 regional employers, representing many different employment sectors.  Target sectors include:  Accounting/Finance, Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Automotive Sales/Service, Aviation, Communications, Construction and Design (including skilled trades), Education, Emergency Services, Employment Resources, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Food Service, Health and Wellness, the Military, Real Estate, Technology, Tourism, Veterinary Medicine and more.  All exhibitors that hire students and volunteer organizations looking for student volunteers will also be clearly identified in the expo area.

Check out our motivational speaker at He has spoken to over 150,000 youth across the world.  His specialized presentation will focus on ‘powerful conversations for success.’

Breakout sessions running throughout the day include a Panel of Trades Persons, Youth Entrepreneurship, Rural Ontario Medical Program/SGB Campus of Georgian College, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, the Military and Summer Job Search/Resume Writing.

Regional employers have once again have been eagerly signing up.  Confirmed to participate to date include: 32 Canadian Brigade Group, ARO Technologies Inc., Blue Mountain Resorts, Canadian Tire Store #108, Career Solutions, C.F. Crozier and Associates, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood Little People’s Daycare, Collingwood Toyota/Lockhart’s Collingwood Nissan, Collins Barrow, Corporation of the County of Grey, County of Simcoe, Counties of Simcoe and Grey Paramedic Services, Cranberry Village, E3 Community Services Inc., Elephant Thoughts, Errinrung Residence, Fire Services for The Town of The Blue Mountains, Genesis Flight Centre, Georgian College Midland and Owen Sound Campuses, Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Goodall, Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, Highland Heights Dental Hygiene, Home for Life, Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc., Ice River Springs, Isowater Corporation, Karl Hannan, Sales Representative, Royal LePage, Locations North, Lakehead University, MacLean Engineering & Marketing Co. Ltd., Maximum Physiotherapy, Midwives Nottawasaga, Mountain Goat Film Co. Inc., Nanite Tech Advisors, Oliver and Bonacini’s, Raglan Village Adult and Retirement Community, Reinhart Foods, Reviresco Fitness, the Rural Ontario Medical Program, Sensor Technology, Service Centre Canada, SGB Campus of Georgian College, SGB Small Business Enterprise Centre, South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Stayner Care Centre, StoneTree Naturopath Clinic, Switch Video, The Agency, Thornbury Veterinary Hospital, Tim Horton’s, Town of the Blue Mountains Human Resources Department/Water/Waste Water/Engineering, Tracks, VOA Canada Inc., Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, Yes Chiropractic and The Yes I Can Centre, and the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka.

The event committee includes volunteers, students, school staff, representatives from the SGB campus of Georgian College, Tracks, the Rural Ontario Medical Program, Blue Mountain Resorts, the Town of Collingwood’s Marketing and Business Development Department and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre.

The South Georgian Bay Youth Career Expo aims to not only showcase regional employment opportunities but also to expose our youth to a host of interesting and viable career choices that will bring them back to Live, Work and Play in South Georgian Bay!

For more information CLICK HERE or contact: Sandi Bonwick, (705) 888-9858,

List of Event Financial Sponsors:

  • ARO Technologies Inc.
  • Bellbrae Animal Hospital
  • Career Solutions
  • Collingwood & District Personnel Association (CDPA)
  • F. Crozier & Associates Inc.
  • CIBC (Collingwood)
  • Collingwood Toyota/Lockhart’s Collingwood Nissan
  • Collus PowerStream Corp.
  • Corporation of the County of Grey Economic Development Department
  • County of Simcoe Economic Development Department
  • Cranberry Village
  • Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
  • E3 Community Services
  • John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus of Georgian College
  • Goodall (Eriks Industrial Services)
  • Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre (HBEC)
  • Isowater Corporation
  • Kidzpace
  • Lakehead University
  • MacLean Engineering & Marketing Co. Ltd.
  • Optimist Club of Collingwood
  • Reinhart Foods Ltd.
  • SGB Small Business Enterprise Centre
  • Town of Collingwood Economic Development Department
  • Township of Clearview Economic Development Department
  • Town of The Blue Mountains Economic Development Department
  • VOA Canada Inc
  • The Municipality of Grey Highlands
  • Simcoe County District School Board
  • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
  • Upper Grand District School Board
  • Ontario Ministry of Education

List of Donors for Student Prizes:

  • Collingwood Toyota/Lockhart’s Collingwood Nissan
  • Collins Barrow
  • Collus Power Stream Corp
  • Corporation of the County of Grey
  • County of Simcoe
  • Freshco (Collingwood)
  • Giant Tiger (Collingwood)
  • GNC (Collingwood)
  • Harvey’s (Collingwood)
  • Ice River Springs
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza (Collingwood)
  • McDonald’s Restaurant (Collingwood)
  • Noble Insurance
  • Press Juice Co.
  • Reinhart Foods Ltd.
  • Sentinel Sports
  • Sobeys (Collingwood)
  • Staples (Collingwood)
  • Starbucks (Collingwood)
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Topper’s Pizza (Collingwood)

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