“Live.Train.Work” Careers Expo to be held at UNE

Published 31 July 2012

School students, school-leavers, tertiary students and their parents will have a unique opportunity to explore local training and career opportunities at the ‘Live.Train.Work’ Expo & Careers Forum to be held at UNE’s Lazenby Hall in Armidale on Thursday August 9.

Regional Development Australia – Northern Inland (RDANI) Executive Officer Nathan Axelsson said information sessions would span a wide range of careers including: counselling, law, media, marketing and communications, early childhood services, I.T, medicine, community services, accounting and finance, nursing and aged care, science and primary industries, sport and recreation, vet and animal care, dental, optical, automotive, creative arts and design, hospitality, metals and engineering, transport and aviation,  as well as sessions on job seeking, how to write a CV, volunteering, casual work, gap year opportunities and applying for TAFE and university courses.

“Local employers, industry representatives and tertiary education providers will present across a wide range of contemporary industries and advise how attendees can find their chosen career path locally without feeling compelled to leave the region. The Northern Inland region offers diverse career opportunities,” said RDANI Executive Officer, Nathan Axelsson.

“This event will have something for everyone and is aimed at both parents and students alike. By promoting local training and career pathways, we have the opportunity to retain our youngest and brightest in the region as well as helping local organisations attract and retain the skilled staff they need to run an effective business,” Mr Axelsson said.

Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI), in conjunction with local partners including UNE, TAFE, BEST Employment,  Jobs Australia, Speedie Staff Solutions, Armidale Business Chamber, EACH Youth Connections, Armidale Dumaresq Council, Community Mutual Group and many local businesses and employees are supporting the event. Careers Network Partnership Broker Program is helping to bring together the partners for this important event to address the lack of knowledge about training, education and career pathways across many local industry sectors.

“Career Expos have been run very successfully in Armidale in the past by a dedicated team; however there has been a lapse for a few years owing to a lack of funding. It is very exciting that we now have an effective partnership working to bring about this great opportunity for students and parents. The event will combine an expo with stalls and forums and we have broadened the forums to include many more professional occupations as well as retaining traditional trades,” said Marg Baber from Careers Network Inc.

Bookings are essential and further information can be found at www.rdani.org.au/projects/livetrainwork.