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Jobs of the Future

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These stories about career paths, local jobs, programs and tales of success that highlight Elora Fergus' diverse job market are made possible through the continued support of Milburn's Auto Sales & Service Inc. as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Arthur student receives $5,000 bursary from hockey association

Arthur student receives $5,000 bursary from hockey association

Presented in collaboration with Dairy Farmers of Ontario, Conner Schmidt from Arthur received the Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s $5,000 bursary
Food school in high school builds confidence in the kitchen

Food school in high school builds confidence in the kitchen

With a passion to advocate for the empowerment of youth affected by the current food climate, chef Christopher Jess works to help his students build their confidence in the kitchen
Proposed bill aims to advance agritourism, spur rural jobs

Proposed bill aims to advance agritourism, spur rural jobs

The legislation would be the first of its kind in Canada to help remove barriers to investment in the agritourism sector
Drayton Farm Show draws 'next generation of farmers'

Drayton Farm Show draws 'next generation of farmers'

Hosted by the Drayton Kinsmen Club, the show featured over 100 vendors from April 10 to 11 at the PMD Arena in Drayton
If the shoe fits, a CWDHS high school welding student wants to wear it

If the shoe fits, a CWDHS high school welding student wants to wear it

Emma Vervoort hopes that her struggle to find welding boots that fit will start a process to create more appropriate and suitable personal protective equipment for women going into the trades
Wellington County Junior Farmers: ‘building communities, building leaders’

Wellington County Junior Farmers: ‘building communities, building leaders’

Wellington County Junior Farmers is an agricultural collective that aims to build future leaders through self help, community betterment, networking, volunteer opportunities and socialization for youth
Teacher takes tech from Centre Wellington across the country

Teacher takes tech from Centre Wellington across the country

Teacher Tim King works for the Information and Communications Technology Council to promote CyberTitan and cybersecurity, with the goal to expand learning opportunities for students
AgScape event inspires careers in agriculture

AgScape event inspires careers in agriculture

About 600 students attended the AgScape’s thinkAG Career Competition at the Grand River Agricultural Society in Elora
Wellington Welcomes celebrates what newcomers bring to local economy

Wellington Welcomes celebrates what newcomers bring to local economy

Welcome to a regular Jobs of the Future feature, stories about career paths, local jobs, programs and tales of success that highlight Elora and Fergus's diverse job market