The RDÉE TNL is proud of the success of the 5th Bilingual Postsecondary Career and Entrepreneurship Day 2016!
St. John’s (NL), Monday, November 14th, 2016 – The Francophone Employment and Economic Development Network of Newfoundland & Labrador (RDÉE TNL) is proud to mark the success of the 5th Bilingual Postsecondary Career and Entrepreneurship Day (JOCBE) which took place at the Jack Byrne Arena on Monday, November 7th, 2016.
Photos: Robert Young
Participants in this event included 525 students accompanied by their teachers from 10 high schools offering the French immersion program and one francophone high school from eastern NL, as well as 47 exhibitors. The success of the JOCBE event is thanks in large part to the engagement of all our partners, the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
Photo: Robert Young
Guests had the opportunity to meet and speak with the Honourable Perry Trimper, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs in Newfoundland and Labrador, who was in attendance.
The Honourable Mr. Perry Trimper, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ms. Florentina Stroia, Office of French Services.
This initiative by the RDÉE TNL allowed students to attend three conferences and to make the acquaintance of Mr. John Buck, Executive Director of the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), Mr. Nicolas Duvernois – PUR Entrepreneur, founder and CEO of PUR Vodka, and Mr. Remzi Cej, Manager, Skills and Training Policy, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.
Photos: Dominique Poirier, RDÉE TNL
«Meeting bilingual professionals and entrepreneurs who have chosen to use both official languages in their day to day work will help young people in Newfoundland and Labrador appreciate the importance of preserving the French language, even in a province like ours which is 99% Anglophone, and [help them] to become aware of possible opportunities.», commented Samir Jaouadi, Economic Development Officer, Eastern region, with the RDÉE TNL and organiser of the JOCBE 2016.
From left to right: Olivier Murgier and Carolina Herrera, RDÉE TNL,
Nicolas Duvernois – PUR Entrepreneur, Dominique Poirier and Samir Jaouadi, RDÉE TNL.
Photo: Robert Young
The RDÉE TNL would like to offer its sincere thanks to funders, the Provincial Government, SAIC and ACOA, to the conference presenters, the team at the Jack Byrne Arena, and all the exhibitors, guests and the schools that made this project possible.
RDÉE TNL provides expertise in economic development for Francophones who wish to use the French language as an added value in order to strengthen the position of the Francophone community within the Newfoundland and Labrador economy. RDÉE TNL aims to enhance the labor market and diversify the economy by supporting business and entrepreneurship, in addition to promoting Newfoundland and Labrador as a tourist destination in francophone markets.