Career Links will host The Newcastle Lake Macquarie Career & Training Expo on Thursday, May 18 at the Newcastle Jockey Club.
The Career & Training Expo is the largest event of its kind in the region, attracting over 145 local and interstate exhibitors, including 32 universities and 27 colleges, from leading education and training providers to some of the Hunter’s largest employers.
Over 4000 students will be attending on the day from all school sectors across the region.
New in 2017 is the Industry Pavilion. Career Links in conjunction with RDA Hunter ME program, have invited a number of high skill industries to attend the Expo so they can highlight the current skill requirements and the potential skill base for future positions.
Students will be able to get an insight into the workforce of the future from industries that are leaders in their sectors.
The Newcastle Lake Macquarie Career & Training Expo is open to parents and community members from 1pm till 3pm.
Entry is $5 per person.
Students that attend the Expo with their school are able to return at no charge as long as they are still wearing their wrist band.
With the addition of the Industry pavilion and the increased education sector exhibitors, this year’s Expo will be the biggest presented.
The major sponsors for 2017 are The University of Newcastle and Hunter TAFE.
Their support of the event along with supporting partners Defence Force Recruitment, Avondale College, Noverskill and the Department of Education ensures Career Links are able to successfully present an expanded Expo each year.
Career Links was established in 2000 to service the youth of the region.
They are a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of programs and services which connect young people with business, education, community and families, enabling them to transition from school to employment.
This transition is a critical point in development and without targeted support students risk of becoming an unemployment statistic.
Other programs Career Links also offers include the Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) program and Indigenous Advancement Strategy.
SWL coordinates Vocational Education and Training (VET) work placements with businesses for students completing a VET course as part of their mandatory HSC qualifications.
For further information regarding Career Links visit www.careerlinks.nsw.edu.au. For further information on the Career Expo visit www.newcastlecareerexpo.com.au or contact 02 4967 1050.