Breakout Session of the 5th CPAC Education Day: Never too early to start: Career planning from grade 10

On October 27th, 2012 Education Foundation of Chinese Professional Association of Canada will be hosting its 5th Annual Education Day. Building on the success of past Education Days this year’s event promises to connect more students to educational opportunities that best suit their aptitudes and career goals. The event will be held at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough.

CPAC Education Day sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada is one of the largest education events held annually in the immigrant community drawing more than 2,000 students, parents, and educators. The event’s objective is to create awareness and provide information about the Canadian education system and its available services to the families of newcomers.

Education Day gives students and parents information using a range of formats. Representatives from school boards, colleges and universities will set up display booths and provide information about their programs. Over forty booths including representatives from the University of Toronto, Queen’s University and York University have been confirmed. 14 classroom sized breakout sessions and a whole-day student forum will also be held.

Lucy Sheung will host one breakout session titled “Never too early to start: Career planning from grade 10.”

One of the greatest challenges students face in today’s competitive global economy is making the right choice about their future career, and finding the right path of training leading to their dream jobs. To do this, students need resources to guide them through the process of realizing their strength, and potential. In other words, students need to have a thorough understanding not only of the various career options that exist, but also their attributes and talent before they are capable of making the best decision for their fulfilling future. Such understanding would launch them onto any academic and career success. This process of research has to begin as early as when students are in their grade 10.

By attending this workshop, you will discover the best tool of unlocking your potential, which provides you the direction for your future academic and career pursuits. Not only will you succeed amongst keen competition, you will also enjoy an enriched life with self- gratification and satisfaction.

Lucy Sheung has many years of management experience working in a number of distinguished Canadian and international post-secondary institutions. As a dynamic speaker and educator, Lucy possesses outstanding leadership and communication skills. In her higher-learning management career, Lucy has been consistently successful in introducing strategic marketing and operational plans, student success programs and student services to enhance learning environment and student experience, increase enrolment, and strengthen competitive market position.

Lucy has her academic credentials with the University of Manitoba, York University ( Schulich School of Business), and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Facts about the 5th CPAC Education Day 2012:

  • Time: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 27th , 2012
  • Venue: Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School (3200 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, NW corner of Kennedy & McNicoll)
  • Admission fee: CAD$10/family(including free lunch)
  • Complimentary tickets: Pick up complimentary tickets at participating HSBC branches and CPAC office or register online at to get complimentary tickets.

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