Ben Ellis of Burnett State School in Gayndah discusses career opportunities with Phil Branthwaite.
Ben Ellis of Burnett State School in Gayndah discusses career opportunities with Phil Branthwaite. Mike Knott

Students broaden horizons at expo

MORE than 1500 students took a serious stride towards life on the workforce at the Bundaberg Careers Expo yesterday.

The students from 12 different schools converged on the Kepnock State High School hall to network with potential employers across 50 exhibitions.

St Luke’s Anglican School Year 10 student Haylee Topp said the expo helped broaden her horizons.

“It’s really good for information,” she said.

“Everyone here is really helpful with what you want to know.”

Haylee, who wants to follow an agronomy career path, said the expo had helped with workplace options.

“There’s places that I never knew did agronomy,” Haylee said.

“It really opens your eyes.”

Department of Education senior guidance officer Gary Hohn said universities, TAFEs and private organisations were on show.

“There are a lot of different pathways that students can take,” Mr Hohn said.

“But I think we have just about covered them all.”

The day also included two “come and try trades” where students were able to test bricklaying and picture framing.

Mr Hohn said students in years 10 to 12 attended the event.

“If students have questions or want to find out about a career this is the perfect place.”

The day was not all about students with an open night session expecting a big crowd.

“We get quite a few adults in here looking to explore other careers,” Mr Hohn said.

CAREERS EXPO

50 exhibitors in attendance including 32 from Bundaberg region

More than 1500 students from 12 schools attended

Tailored to fit in with school curriculums



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