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‘Live.Train.Work’ Careers Expo to be held in Armidale

Monday 23rd of 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 9th.

 

RDANI Executive Officer Nathan Axelsson said Information sessions will span a wide range of careers including; counselling, hospitality, law, media, marketing and communications, early childhood services, I.T, medicine, dental, optical, automotive, creative arts and design, science and primary industries, sport and recreation, vet and animal care, nursing and aged care, metals and engineering, community services, accounting and finance, 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 UNE 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 BEST Employment, TAFE, UNE, 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 or by contacting Marg Baber on 0458 659 100. The careers forums will be held from 10am to 3pm on August 9th, with information sessions and stalls for the general public, parents and students between 3.30pm and 5.00pm. Bookings for information sessions after hours are essential to rdani@rdani.org.au .





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