Spreading the Word

On April 27, Debbie Kostyk, OCR took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with the students of the Victoria, BC School District at their District Career Fair.

She was shoulder to shoulder with representatives of career sectors in health, tech, manufacturing, and much more. There were 92 exhibitors and over 1400 students cruised through the event.

Debbie enjoyed showing the curious students her steno machine and a few had a go themselves.

Over 1,400 students attended, and I talked to quite a few kids who seemed interested (and a few who didn’t!)  As you’d expect, most people didn’t even know this was a profession or have a clue what we do.  I gave out a lot of information about Steno A to Z and the link to the page on the Veritext website about schools and scholarships.  I’d recommend doing a career fair at least once to every reporter, but make sure you have a backup partner!”

Thank you, Debbie, for sharing your knowledge with our future generations!