Entrepreneur EXPO and Career Fair is a platform where entrepreneurs will gather to showcase their businesses for local high school students. This will give students the opportunity to further explore entrepreneurship as a future career option.
On last April 17th, the CFDC Youth Program partnered with the Akwesasne Area Management Board to deliver the Career Fair that was held on Friday April 17, 2015 on Cornwall Island. The goal was to allow students from Cornwall, SDG and Akwesasne the opportunity to gather informational handouts and speak one on one with representatives from post-secondary institutions, local trades, local entrepreneurs, law enforcement agencies and representatives from other career options. Approximately 1000 students attended the event.
“The goal is to allow students from Cornwall and Akwesasne the opportunity to gather handouts and speak with representatives from post-secondary education institutions, local entrepreneurs, local law enforcement agencies, and other representatives from other career options. Approximately 1000 students attended the Career Fair and it was a success”.
“Being a young entrepreneur in Cornwall has many great opportunities. Working with amazing people and being in an ideal location”.
“It was great to be able to connect with the youth and share my experiences about being an entrepreneur”.
“What an amazing day – so many questions about how we got started, why and our challenges. I loved chatting with so many bright inquiring minds!”
AERCAkwesasne Mohawk Board of Education
Canada Border Services Agency
Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre
Entewaththa:wi Nation Building (MCA)
MCA: Ambulance Service
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Economic Development
North Country Community College
Ontario Probation and Parole
Potsdam State University
SRMTribe: Vocational & Training Program
St.Regis Mohawk Tribal Police
University of Ottawa
Wabano Aboriginal Health Centre
Akwesasne Area Management BoardAwkesasne Mohawk Casino
Canadian Armed Forces
Cornwall Career College (Academy of Learning)
MCA Community Support Services
MCA: Holistic Health & Wellness
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Technical Services Department
NU U Skin Products
Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario
St. Lawrence College
Tehotiienawakon Environment Program
United States Coast Guard
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine (Aboriginal Program)
Akwesasne Dental ClinicAwkesasne Mohawk Police Services
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
First Nations Technical Institute
Iohahi:io Adult Education
MCA: Akwesasne Family & Wellness Program
McGill University: Aboriginal Outreach & Recruitment
My Vintage Soul
OCAD University: Indigenous Visual Culture Program Syracuse University
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
St. Lawrence University
Transport Training Centres of Canada
University of Guelph
US Customs & Border Protection
The next Entrepreneur Expo will take place on November 4th, 2015 at the Aultsville Theatre at St-Lawrence College in Cornwall.
The day will begin with presentations from local entrepreneurs that will address over 200 local grade 11 and grade 12 students and share their stories about being an entrepreneur.
– Angela Yongs, from Ground Soaps
– Jeremiah Point, from Point Engineering
– Joey Gault, from Webtech Designs
Local entertainment will take place throughout the day.
There will also be a speaker from the St Lawrence College to introduce their Entrepreneur classes.
*Our programs are happening on an ongoing basis, if you or your business would like to get involved, please fill out the online application form under the “Get Involved Tab”.
For any questions, please contact Lynn Lee at 613-932-4333 x104 or firstname.lastname@example.org