Careers Expo Success

3,000 students from 24 high schools and 100 exhibitors ensured this expo was an outstanding success.

Students had the opportunity to sit and chat with Careers experts. They were linked to Universities, local employers and Group Training Organisations.

Jess O’Flynn from Mt. Carmel High is interested in a career in interior design. She connected with Wisdom Homes who offer a variety of careers from Customer Service to Drafting and Design to Human Resources, Information Technology and much more.

Jess O’Flynn left in back row

Carla Treuer from Wisdom Homes said “The students were very responsive. It’s been good to see students open their minds to new opportunities.”

They learnt about Traineeships and Apprenticeships. Noah Miskell, Tim Beaton and Noah Hall are in Year 10 at Ambarvale High. They linked with Chad Smith from 1300apprentice to talk about careers in landscaping, electrical, carpentry and air conditioning.

L to R Chad Smith, Noah Miskell, Tim Beaton and Noah Hall

Dom Manno is in Year 11 at Magdalene Catholic High. He wanted to connect with as many universities as he could. His passion is in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. He loves learning how things work.

Dom Manno 3rd from left

TAFE NSW, Campbelltown hosted a hands-on activity centre where students got involved in spray painting, hair and beauty, child care, massage, flower arranging and automotive.

Women in Trades (SALT) had a fabulous interactive opportunity for students. Fi Shewring from SALT said “The expo has been fantastic. So many students have come through. As many girls as boys. We’re all about supporting and linking future tradeswomen. We’ve all enjoyed it.”

The defence forces gave students advice on careers in the Army and Navy.

Gap Year providers were on hand with many options for the students, including becoming an Au Pair or work in a Summer Camp in the US.

Students learnt the value of superannuation and how to make a coffee. They received employment support.

Students from Broughton Anglican College prepared and cooked egg and bacon rolls, burgers and pancakes under the expert supervision of MWLP Work Placement Manager and Chef, Michael Everett.

Hospitality students from Broughton Anglican College

MWLP Linking Youth was proud to co-host this successful event. CEO, Dr David M Williams, AM said “It’s so rewarding to see enthusiastic and motivated young people begin their career journey with events like ours. The feedback from students and exhibitors was outstanding.”

Media relations contact: Sue Scobie on 0438 046 293 or email sue.scobie@mwlp.com.au

About MWLP:

MWLP is a not-for-profit community organisation. Its work focuses on improving education and transition outcomes for all young people; especially in preparing them for the world of work, nurturing aspiration, career management and entrepreneurialism, whilst simultaneously addressing the ongoing needs of business.

14/06/2018