Sun. May 26th, 2024

Looking for a career? Have you considered a trade? Inverell is hosting its own career expo this June.

On Wednesday 21st June, from 9am to 2pm, Inverell Town Hall will be buzzing with businesses eager to show off what their industry is all about.

“We are trying to get business from different areas, different trades, to come together so the kids can have a look and spend time at each stall and see if it is a possible career choice they want to go to,” said Nikki Faint, Inverell Shire Council’s Corporate Support Coordinator.

“We have a lot of kids at schools that want to get into trades and careers, and we also have a lot of people who are maybe not in the career they choose.”

Career expos have been limited over the past few years due to flooding, bushfires, and the pandemic, but this year Inverell Shire Council has teamed up with the Youth Advisory Council to bring opportunity and hope as students see what their future career could be.

Building on from your standard career expo, Inverell’s big day will showcase ‘try-a-trade’ stalls’ encouraging students to get involved and really experience what is on offer.

“We have try-a-trade stalls such as BOSS Engineering will be there with their welding. We’ve got NSW Ambulance Inverell branch there with an ambulance and some hands-on activities.

“NSW TAFE will be there with their hospitality cart, and we also have a local café doing a barista course,” she said.

“We were on the look out for businesses who may not have access to students, or students may not have access to those trades, like butchers and bakers, where they can discuss those roles and see what it is really like.”

The event is at full-capacity for stallholders with something for everyone.

“We do have a range of businesses coming. We have Bindaree Food Group, Hunter New England Health’s Midwifery section, Forsyth’s, McLean Care, the Australian air force cadets, Armajun health, early childhood services – a wide variety,” Nikki said.

“We want to reconnect students with trades.”

Schools from across the region will be invited to attend this one stop shop providing access to local employers. 

“We are really excited to have the kids from around the area. It’s not just Inverell, it’s our associated villages. We will reach out to Warialda and Bingara High School.” said Nikki.

The Career Expo will be open to the public from 12pm to 1pm.

So, get your resumes ready, lock in June 21st and head to Inverell to try-a-trade at their Career Expo.

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