Students enlightened at Macarthur careers expo

Jun 10, 2016    

Thousands of students attended the recent careers expo held at the Minto Indoor Sports Centre.

Many exhibitors were on hand to offer advice including Universities, Training Organisations, TAFE, Employers and the Armed Forces, just to name a few.  There was even information on the gap year.

The energy level was high and students were definitely engaged.

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L to R: Joshana Jacob, Tonia Kurisunkal, Fradeena Sabu, Karen Banga with MWLPs Courtney Ditton

John Therry Catholic High School year 11 student, Joshana Jacob, was on a mission to find out which Universities could offer her the right course for her to work in Juvenile Law.

Joshana says “The expo was really beneficial.  I learnt there are quite a few different pathways I can take, that I wasn’t aware of before.  It was good advice.”

Karen Banga and Tonia Kurisunkal, also year 11 students from John Therry were seeking information on Forensic Science and were a little disappointed to learn that careers in this area are extremely limited and, if they still want to pursue these careers, they may need to consider working overseas.  Tonia explained “The expo was great.  Even though I was disappointed to learn about how rare jobs are in this field, the expo opened my eyes to other opportunities and it taught me that I may need to consider other options as well.”

Exhibitors also found great value in the day.  Daniel Lavorato from the Academy of Information Technology said “The expo was excellent.  Students were very engaged and there was a good level of interest.  The expo was well organised and is the best one on the calendar for us.  That’s why we’ll be back again next year.”

Danielle Kedward, Deputy Principal from Robert Townson High School commented “The Macarthur Careers Expo is an almost essential opportunity for students.  It assists those who don’t know what their career goals are.  It also helps those who are very clear about their goals by providing information about the numerous and varied pathways available to achieve that goal.”

Danielle added “Exposure to industry and training opportunities also broadens students’ minds to completely new pathways they had yet to even consider.”

The expo was coordinated by Tiana Batista from MWLP Linking Youth, in partnership with the Careers Advisors from the Macarthur High Schools.  Thanks to their support and the support of the NSW Department of Education, the expo was one of the area’s best ever.

MWLP would also like to thank the boys from Leumeah High School and girls from Mount Carmel Catholic College for their assistance on, and before, the day.

For further information please contact Tiana Batista on 4625 1863 or at

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