October 23, 2019
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Participant Request
Veterans Affairs Canada Career and Education Fair
Calgary Nov. 22

Did you know that almost 90% of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members look for civilian employment after they release from the military?
VAC is committed to helping Veterans and their families’ transition to meaningful careers in civilian life. We know that former members bring exceptional abilities and expertise to any workplace.  
This is why we are hosting a Career and Education Fair in Calgary, AB and would like to invite you to participate.
The Fair will be a tradeshow style event with booths for employers, educational institutions, volunteer organizations and other VAC partners. We will also have a variety of workshops, activities and presentations throughout the day.
The Fair is meant to be a one-stop-shop for Veterans to equip themselves with the tools and resources to march into their new life post service. The Calgary Fair is set to take place at  Ross Glenn Hall at the Mount Royal University campus  on November 22, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
You can participate in a few different ways:
  • Have a booth in the main exhibit area that highlights your organization’s job/volunteer/education opportunities for Veterans and their families. There is no cost for a booth.
  • Provide your organization’s Human Resource contact information for Veterans to reach out to after the event.
  • Participate in a workshop or training. 
We would love for you to be part of this event and look forward to hearing from you. We are available to discuss opportunities of partnerships and answer any questions you might have.

Contact James Vassallo by email: vac.infovacfair-infofoireacc.acc@canada.ca

I invite you to have a look at a video from our last Fair:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w8q3nu660dccc2y/AAAlPf4Xa45gnd-5AIslsvBwa?dl=0
IDEaS Pop up City Contest application deadline extension

The Innovation for Defence Excellence & Security (IDEaS) Pop Up City Contest has received a significant number of questions from potential Contestants seeking additional clarity.

This information has been posted on the  Frequently Asked Questions  section. 

In addition, in order to ensure that all potential Contestants are able to develop their solution with this additional information,  the application deadline for submitting a solution(s) to Round 1 of the Contest has been   extended until December 13 th , 2019.  

Please note that the  Frequently Asked Questions  section of the Pop up City Contest is being updated on a regular basis therefore potential Contestants should review this section of the Contest website on a regular basis.
For any questions, please contact  IDEaSContests.IDEeSConcours@forces.gc.ca

Member Showcase
All Metal Manufacturing

Founded in 1997, All Metal Manufacturing offers exceptional steel fabrication services throughout Calgary and Western Canada. From concept, through production, to finished product delivery, we pride ourselves on providing outstanding quality metal products and service to our valued customers. We proudly serve a variety of industries including Oil and Gas, Construction and Architecture, Hydrovac and Vacuum Truck Manufacturers, Truck/Transport Manufacturers, and many more.

All Metal Manufacturing is hosting the November Coffee Club.
See below for more information.

Coffee Club
November Coffee Club Networking Event

Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time:  8:30am - 9:30am
Hosted by:  All Metal Manufacturing
Location:  4020C - 11 A Street SE, Calgary, AB

At All Metal Manufacturing, our state-of-the art equipment and technically-trained staff allow us to cut, brake, machine and fabricate all your products to meet and exceed your needs. Our plant is CWB certified, ensuring superior quality onsite welding. Additionally, all staff are kept current with the latest safety requirements and receive ongoing technical training. Our facility is fully outfitted with leading-edge equipment, providing water-jetting, laser and plasma cutting, machining, and press-brake forming and welding. We also offer drafting and engineering services, which will take your design from conception to finished end-product. With all these factors working together, it's no wonder we have built some excellent partnerships with our existing customers. Now, let us be YOUR partner!

Join us for coffee and refreshments and learn more about All Metal Manufacturing!
Calling all WCDIA members*:

Would you like to host the next coffee club networking event at your place of business or education facility? Please send us an email at  admin@wcdia.com  to let us know you are interested.
*Hosting companies must be in good standing with WCDIA.
Industry Events at a Glance
Advanced Engineering 2019
Oct 30-31, 2019
NEC, Birmingham

Unmanned Canada
October 30-November 1, 2019
Ottawa, ON

November Coffee Club
November 12, 2019
Calgary, AB
Canadian Aerospace Summit
November 12-13, 2019
Ottawa, ON

Western Innovation Forum
March 5, 2020
Vancouver, BC
Registration Coming Soon

Dates TBA
Calgary, AB
Information Coming Soon
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