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Joy to Job and Blackline Safety Help Students Explore Career Pathways

Blackline Safety Leader in Connected Gas Detection & Lone Worker Safety September 20, 2021

Partnership supports monthly webinar series connecting students with working professionals

Calgary, Canada—Joy to Job and Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN) today announced a new sponsorship agreement to help secondary students across the province answer that crucial question: What am I going to do after high school? 

Blackline Safety, a technology company specializing in connected safety solutions, will support Joy to Job’s monthly webinar series, and its people will speak on panels talking about their own career pathways. The webinars provide a forum for students to ask questions of working professionals and get answers grounded in firsthand experience, helping them gain confidence in what they want to pursue after graduation. 

“What makes Joy to Job special is the authentic conversations that stem from their initiative which is student-run and student-moderated,” said Cody Slater, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Blackline Safety 

“We are pleased to support this organization that aligns with our values, and one of our ESG focus areas — the promotion of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives with youth.” 

“Eighty-six percent of students prefer to talk to real professionals rather than research online when exploring career options,” said Grace Attalla, Co-Founder and Head of Growth, Joy to Job. 

“Blackline Safety’s sponsorship—alongside the opportunity to have their leaders participate in our webinars — helps us in our goal to provide students with realistic information about jobs straight from the professionals in them, so they can get an idea about what the work and career path is really about. 

Over the past year, Joy to Job has hosted seven webinars each one focused on a specific field: engineering, business entrepreneurship, fine arts, health sciences and medicine, humanities and social sciences, sciences and computer and technology. Collectively the webinars have connected 419 students from 79 different schools in 27 cities with 31 panelists across these fields. 

Speakers from Blackline Safety in Joy to Job 2021/22 Webinars  

  • Kathy Glenn, Director of Global Demand Generation and Marketing Operations, will speak on September 28, 2021, on the Business Panel 
  • Francina Sharma, Manager of Business Intelligence will speak on February 15, 2022, on the Engineering Panel 


About Joy to Job 

Joy to Job is a Calgary-based, student-led, non-profit initiative that connects students with professionals in careers they are interested in, helping them gain confidence in what they want to pursue after high school. Through monthly webinars, students can ask questions of working professionals and get answers grounded in realistic information about the field gained from people who have experienced the career firsthand. The student-led team has unique and direct access points to high school students, targeting the demographic who are keen about their futures, but still largely undecided about their postsecondary path and at a point in their lives where the information they gain is highly influential to their long-term decisions. To register for webinars and learn more, visit joytojob.com and stay updated on LinkedInInstagram and Twitter. 

About Blackline Safety 
Blackline Safety is a global connected safety leader that helps to ensure every worker gets their job done and returns home safely each day. Blackline provides wearable safety technology, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software and data analytics to meet demanding safety challenges and increase productivity of organizations with coverage in more than 100 countries. Blackline Safety wearables provide a lifeline to tens of thousands of people, having reported over 155 billion data-points and initiated over five million emergency responses. Armed with cellular and satellite connectivity, we ensure that help is never too far away. For more information, visit www.BlacklineSafety.com and connect with us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram. 

Christine Gillies, CMO  
Telephone: +1 403-629-9434