By Danielle Kutchel
Close to 3000 year 9-12 students from across the City of Casey attended an in-person careers expo to help put them on the right path for the future.
The South East Careers Expo 2021 was held on Tuesday 27 April at Cranbourne Racecourse, and saw students move through in three sessions to hear from universities, TAFEs, government agencies, registered training organisations and more.
Students came from many local schools including Alkira Secondary College, Gleneagles Secondary College, and St Francis Xavier College.
Kahn Ross, a student at Gleneagles, enjoyed the experience.
“I’m feeling pretty good today and it’s been a good day at the expo; seeing different pathways we can take has been really interesting and it’s been an overall great experience,” he said.
Fellow Gleneagles student Etana Eruera also enjoyed the expo.
“Learning about what I want to do in my future has been really exciting, and I think it’ll help me out in the long run,” he said.
Lynbrook-based internet provider Aussie Broadband was among the businesses that attended, and staff found it a valuable event.
“It was a great opportunity to meet prospective employees and the local community and talk about our organisation and values,” said Beth Kidgell, people and culture advisor at Aussie Broadband.
Learner and development officer at Aussie Broadband, Steph Beard, said: “We have heaps of students here who are invested in their next steps and it is really lovely to be a part of that – particularly in the location we are based.”