Presentations for the evening will include:
- The difference between job posting and job opportunities
- Engineering market one-on-one
- The role of immigrant-serving organizations in BC
- The registration process with Engineers and Geoscientists BC
- 6:00 PM: Registration and refreshments
- 6:15 PM: Opening remarks
- 6:20 PM: Side Presentations – Answers from Engineers
- 6:30 PM: Presentation 1 – The Difference Between Job Posting and Job Opportunities with Q&A
- 7:00 PM: Presentation 2 – Engineering Market One-on-One with Q&A
- 7:30 PM: Presentation 3 – The Role of Immigrant-Serving Organizations in BC with Q&A
- 8:00 PM: Presentation 4 – The Registration Process with Engineers and Geoscientists BC with Q&A
- 8:30 PM: Closing remarks
- 8:35 PM: Networking
- 9:00 PM: Event ends
Founder and Principal, Lyon Consulting
Presentation Title: The Difference Between Job Posting and Job Opportunities
Brent Lyon, P.Eng., has been an engineering and executive recruiter for over a decade, placing top technical talent worldwide from project engineers to presidents. He is a frequent speaker at universities, networking events, and conventions. He is the founder and principal of Lyon Consulting, and also the chair of the Sea-to-Sky Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Branch Manager, Randstad Engineering
Presentation Title: Engineering Market One-on-One
Nirad Chaudhari has 20 years of combined experience in developing talent acquisition strategies and leading high-performing recruiting teams. He has established and managed recruiting operations globally in Canada, USA, and India. He is a collaborative leader with strong interpersonal, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills dealing with all levels of leadership. He has a master's in business administration (MBA) with an undergrad in mechanical engineering, and has throughout his career augmented his knowledge and experience through other programs such as the CPHR (Certified Professional in Human Resources) certification.
Case Manager, Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia
Presentation Title: The Role of Immigrant-Serving Organizations in BC
Mrs. Wanda Kusumajuda is a Certified Career Counselor Practitioner, marketing strategist, and workshop facilitator with over 8 years of experience helping people with their job search though government-funded employment programs. Her experience is predominantly with newcomers and immigrants, which includes helping them get back into their pre-landing careers, or launching a new career in Canada. Other areas of her expertise are foreign credential assessment and recognition, career and education planning, and licensure and accreditation processes. She currently works in the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program at ISS of BC as a Case Manager/Facilitator for the Engineering/Construction and Information Technology Stream.
Manager, Academic and Experience Assessment, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Presentation Title: The Registration Process
Caroline Westra has bachelor’s degrees in physics and mechanical engineering. She is responsible for overseeing the academic and experience assessments for all engineering applications and is involved in the development and implementation of process improvements. She has spent the last twenty years helping applicants get registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and has been involved in outreach describing the registration process to potential applicants, especially internationally trained professionals.
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- Attendance limited to 100 attendees.