Futures sorted at jobs night

Hundreds of passionate youth, their parents and educators attended the MWLP Jobs for Youth night held recently at Wests Leagues Club.

Attendees learned about the advantages of becoming apprentices and trainees with plenty of real jobs on offer, across a wide range of industries. From Child Care to Construction, Automotive to Engineering, Horticulture to Human Resources and much more.

Students like Malakai Dunn know exactly what they want to do. Malakai is in Year 10 at John Therry Catholic High School and wants to become an architect and he has a plan to get there. He enquired about starting an SBAT (School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship) in year 10 and undertaking a possible VET (Vocational Education and Training) course in Construction in Year 11 and 12. All this will prepare him for his future studies. He is keen to get into the workplace and gain as much experience as he can while he completes his Higher School Certificate.

Malakai Dunn is on right with Glenn Rochaix from NECA

Other students like Brett Roberts aren’t so sure. Brett attended with mum Tanya and dad Mark and was keen to speak to as many exhibitors as possible. He is considering Landscaping and Construction having left James Meehan High School last year.

L to R: Aiza Franco (My Gateway) Tanya, Brett and Mark Roberts

Ebony Barnes impressed quite a few of our exhibitors. She completed Year 11 at Robert Townson High School recently as is eager to get into the workforce and embark on a career in Child Care, Animal Studies or possibly a Business Traineeship. Mum Jenny said “It is sometimes hard for young people to enter the workforce. They can become a little lost so nights like this are fantastic to help motivate them.” Ebony registered with both My Gateway and HVTC.

Ebony Barnes on left with Natasha Gomes from HVTC

Sarina Russo Apprenticeships spoke with Mark Burns and Cameron Spiteri who are both in Year 11 at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School. They are a gateway service that can assist applicants with advice on writing resumes, preparing for interviews and job matching.

L to R: Felicity Zeiher, Mark Burns, Cameron Spiteri and Emily Searle

Ben Murray who is in Year 11 at Camden High attended with dad Wayne. He wanted to investigate options available to him in the Auto Electrical field. He spoke to Vantage Automotive. Ben said “The night was really helpful. I hope to attend a few more so I can make an informed choice when I leave school next year”.

Callum Butler from Vantage Automotive on left with Ben and Wayne Murray

MWLP Linking Youth hosted the night with sponsors My Gateway, one of the largest employers of apprentices and trainees.

MWLP’s CEO, Dr. David M Williams AM, said “Our future is in great hands. I have spoken to many young people and their parents tonight and am impressed with the passion and calibre of candidates. It really is a pleasure for MWLP to hold nights like this.”

Media relations contact: Sue Scobie Ph 038 046 293 or email sue.scobie@mwlp.com.au