Some 3,000 Macarthur High School Students representing Years 10, 11 and 12 recently attended the Macarthur Area Careers Expo held at the YMCA Minto Indoor Sports Centre.
Careers Expo Co-ordinator, Larry Margerison says that the Expo exposes young people to a wide range of career options. He adds “It’s a great way for school students to explore and to learn of the wide range of occupations and opportunities that are available”.
One of the exhibitors, MWLP – Linking Youth, was impressed with the level of interest displayed by students as young as 15. MWLPs Karen Schlosser commented “Our work focuses on supporting and nurturing the career development, transition and vocational learning needs of 13 – 19 year olds so it is really positive to see students in Year 10 so focused on their futures”.
Kayla Dredge (Year 10) of John Therry Catholic High School loves to organise and solve problems and has a passion for how businesses operate. She is looking to become a Personal Assistant. Chelsea Clifton-Steele also Year 10 at John Therry wants to become a social worker. Johanna Titus (Year 10) wants to help the community by becoming a Federal Police Officer. She believes her empathy and good morals stand her in good stead. She says “If I have to put myself in danger then hopefully I can stop another person from being in danger”.
All three students found the Expo to be helpful. It provided a clearer direction on how to get where they need to go. Armed with brochures all three want to pursue University.
Other students were interested in Traineeships and Apprenticeships and there were many Exhibitors offering information on how to secure them.
The Expo is also ideal for those students who are not yet sure about their future career. There are so many options it can be quite daunting. That is why the Macarthur Area Careers Expo was established.
From careers in Hospitality, Beauty, Business, Construction, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Music, Fashion and lots more, there was something there for everyone.
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