Students face the future
Monday, 28th June, 2010
High school students were learning about careers at West State Training's Careers Expo yesterday.
West State Training held the Expo for students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Students from Broken Hill High School, Willyama High School and Wilcannia Central School attended the Expo at the Memorial Oval.
Co-ordinator, Helen Sims, said it offered a great opportunity for students to gain information from local and visiting industry representatives as well as further education providers.
A range of employers were there including mining companies, health services, universities and TAFE, education services, emergency services and employment agencies.
Students were encouraged to discuss jobs, traineeships, apprenticeships, cadetships, course requirements, enrolments and scholarships.
The Career Expo is an informal affair where students can talk with the representatives of their choice.
Helen Sims said that she received a great response from local and visiting people.
"Some of our exhibitors will be visiting from Adelaide and regional NSW with over 50 in total," she said.
"A lot of industry people recognise the need to promote their industry and plant the seeds so as to encourage new blood as many industries have an ageing work force."
About 600 students attended, Mrs Sims said, and apart for the weather the day went pretty well.
"The rain was a drama but the kids were well-behaved," she said.
"The kids were enthusiastic and got involved and asked questions."