John Ariyo is the Supervisor, Cultural Research & Projects at the City of Mississauga. He has a very practical way of sharing job-searching tips relevant to newcomers, recent graduates, unemployed or underemployed. His mentoring and speaking engagements have assisted many job seekers obtain more permanent positions in Canada. A social scientist by training, his work interests include research, cultural planning and project management. John holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies and a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC), the largest network of Canadian municipal cultural workers serving over 150 municipalities.
Karl Lewis is a qualified Employment Consultant and Mentoring Coach at Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, Mississauga. He utilizes his motivational, coaching, facilitating and training skills in helping people achieve their career goals. Formerly a Market Research Professional, he studied in Canada and the United States. He also currently works with pastors and local church leaders in Canada and abroad to build and establish healthy local churches. He is the founder and president of Foundation for Life Christian Ministries, a multi-faceted teaching, leadership training and community resource centre. Karl’s media experience includes appearances on 100 Huntley Street, Life Today with James Robison and The Miracle Channel.
Lucas Robbins is a Senior Account Manager with Hays Specialist Recruitment (Canada) Inc. in Mississauga, and has been with the company for five years. Hays PLC is a leading global specialist recruitment group, operating in 33 countries around the world with 7,600 employees, 260 offices, 20 specialisms and $5bn in turnover. Lucas specializes in IT Contract Recruitment. He has interviewed approximately 3,000 people over the course of his career and is an expert in Client Relations, Resume & Interview Coaching and in IT Recruitment. Lucas has been the #1 IT Recruitment Consultant for Hays Canada, 3 years running. He has a passion for helping the right people find the right company and for helping the right companies find the right people.