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Careers Expo pulls a crowd

Thursday, 8th August, 2013

CAREERS EXPO: Year 11 Willyama High School students Sienna Blows and Sage Collins got more than a morsel of information about cooking as a career from Broken Earth Cafe chef Ethan Davis yesterday. CAREERS EXPO: Year 11 Willyama High School students Sienna Blows and Sage Collins got more than a morsel of information about cooking as a career from Broken Earth Cafe chef Ethan Davis yesterday.

By Emily Roberts

Yesterday’s Careers Expo has been hailed a massive success by organisers.

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Far West’s Keira Fulham had been organising the event which was held at the Memorial Oval.

More than 30 businesses and educational institutions attend, Ms Fulham said.

“We had universities, local businesses and emergency services attending,” she said.

“We had roughly 38 information stands at the end. It was a massive success.

“I am so happy with how it turned out.”

About 430 students also came through their doors and, for the first time, the Expo was open to the public.

Ms Fulham said there was a lot of good feedback from students and businesses.

“Students were interested in the health and mining sectors.

“It was great to see the businesses were there to answer questions.

“We also had a lot of interest in the Defence Force.”

Businesses were very impressed with the students’ behaviour, she said.

“The students were very well behaved all day.

“It was good for businesses to get their recruitment processes out there.

“I would just like to thank everyone who gave up their time to come out.”

Broken Earth Cafe chef Ethan Davis said he had a lot of interest at his stand.

“A lot of students came up to us, which is good because we are looking for apprentices,” he said. “We’ve taken a list of names.”

He said cooking and hospitality were popular careers.

“I think it is popular because you can travel the world with it,” Ethan said.

“It is a good life skill and you can earn good money.”

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