A Career Expo for individuals looking to join the healthcare sector is coming up in Portage la Prairie.

Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI) west gym will host the expo on Wednesday, May 31st, from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., with 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. scheduled exclusively for PCI students and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. open to the general public.

Kathryn Reimer, Manager, Recruitment & Retention at Southern Health-Santé Sud, says that the health organization is excited to show students and the public all healthcare-related occupations.

"We have a need for healthcare throughout our society, and that need is continuing to grow. Developing that interest in our candidate pool is part of what we emphasize. We definitely value the next generation and the services that they will be able to deliver."

She adds that this is an opportunity for people to explore their employment choices at Southern Health.

"With our vision of healthier people and healthier communities thriving together, we want to exemplify that compassion, innovation, respect, excellence and integrity throughout our organization."

Reimer has been working with Southern Health for the last three years, noting it always brings her joy to welcome new employees to the team.

"We would love to see everyone come down!"