On March 12, 2015, staff of the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) participated in a career fair in Inuvik. The event was hosted by the East Three Secondary School and welcomed students from across the Northwest Territories.
The event also featured the regional Skills Canada Competition, where youth competed in Small Engine Repair, Cosmetology and Sewing.
Dozens of exhibitors were at the fair to present information to the students about various careers and jobs. Government, commercial retailers, trades industry representatives and others were on hand to speak with youth about continuing education.
During the daylong event, staff members explained the type of work they do on a daily basis. They also spoke about the roles and responsibilities of the EIRB. Staff highlighted the required qualities, skills and education needed to fulfill board and staff members roles in a co-management setting that focuses on environmental impact reviews.
By the end of the day, there had been over twenty students who had interacted with the EIRB staff at the booth. Students were given a handout sheet with background information on the board members and the current review of the Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture Drilling Program.