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Green Jobs Forum first of its kind in Calgary

The Telus Convention Centre will be an environmental hub Wednesday, as it hosts the Green Jobs Forum.

It’s the largest event of its kind that’s been held in Calgary.

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 35 speakers will be talking about their career paths, unique projects they’ve worked on, and giving advice to young professionals on how to land a job.

President and CEO of Eco Canada Michael Kerford says there’s tremendous opportunity for environmental employment within the energy sector.

“They’re actually a driver of environmental employment within Alberta directly with hiring and working on projects, and certainly indirectly there’s a lot of engineering consulting work that’s done as a result of energy projects,” he said.

Kerford says many environmental professionals feel engaged because they feel they are contributing something larger to society and have an ethical connection to what they are doing.