The 2019 Macarthur Careers Expo at Club Menangle was a huge hit for both students and exhibitors.
Around 3,000 students from 26 high schools and 100 exhibitors took part in the annual expo.
Jarvia Jose and Fayme Joby are both in Year 10 at St Benedicts Catholic College and keen to pursue careers in Medicine. Fayme was sick as a child and now has a passion to help others feel better. Her mum is a nurse. They linked with Lisa and Elise from the University of New England.
L to R: Lisa, Jarvia, Fayme and Elise
Sophia Rixon is in Year 11 at Magdalene Catholic High School. She found the Expo really helpful and said “There’s so much great information and lots of good ideas about different careers and pathways. I’m undecided at the moment but am thinking possibly childcare or something science related.”
Sophia Rixon (far right)
Brieanna Hore is in Year 12 at Thomas Reddall High. She spoke with TAFE NSW about a possible career in Child Care. She’s also interested in Aged Care and Midwifery. Brieanna really enjoyed the Expo and said “It was really helpful to talk to the experts in their field.”
Brieanna Hore (second from left) with Helen Wright from TAFE NSW
Alana Bradley (Year 10) from Bowral High couldn’t wait to speak with representatives from the Police Force. She is passionate about reducing drug related crime. Alana said “I was hoping the Police Force would be here. It was great to talk to them about the sorts of careers within the Force. It was also really good to see the variety of occupations and industries that were on offer. So many people to talk to.”
Alana Bradley (third from left)
Feedback from exhibitors was excellent. Kirsty Ferguson from Pinstripe Solutions had some 300 students register with her. Susanna Hacava from UAC said “Today was very worthwhile. We gave out around 500 information booklets on the ATAR and how to access University. The students asked good questions and it was rewarding assisting them in how to apply for uni.”
In another expo highlight, students from Broughton Anglican College prepared and cooked delicious egg and bacon rolls and pancakes for attendees.
Organisers Janelle Henson from MWLP and Dianna Ames from CAMS (Career Advisers Macarthur Schools) said “We were extremely pleased with the atmosphere. Students were provided with valuable advice, support and engagement from a wide range of exhibitors keen to help students with information about their career options. Thanks to all involved for making it such an awesome day!
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.
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13 June 2019