Clarence Valley high school students are enjoyed the Clarence Valley Careers Expo held at Grafton TAFE.
Clarence Valley high school students are enjoyed the Clarence Valley Careers Expo held at Grafton TAFE.

Students benefit from Careers Expo

HIGH school students from across the Clarence Valley had the opportunity to learn about career paths and quiz university representatives about what courses are right for where they think they want to go in life.

Kids were bussed in from Maclean High School, South Grafton High School, St Andrew’s Christian School, McAuley Catholic College and Grafton High School and the majority of the students used the opportunity to their best advantage.

One of the key organisers, executive officer for the Grafton Chamber of Commerce and Industry, James Patterson was pleased with how the day went and said that if things went to plan, there would be another Careers Expo next year.

“Each of the exhibitors that we had said that there were a few kids from each school who were genuinely interested in a career in their field or industry,” he said.

“Through conversations after the event, we have decided that next year the event will be a little more networked and we will try and pull in a few more regional exhibitors. It will be interesting to see what happens next year.”

The guest speakers that made presentations throughout the day allowed students and members of the public to ask questions and find out what it’s really like to be a part of the industry.

“Robbie Seymour from ReMax Real Estate attracted a fair crowed to his speech and Fiona Preston from the ANZ Bank also sparked a bit of interest,” James said.

Some of the local businesses that had exhibits yesterday were The Daily Examiner, Black Toyota, Yoohoo graphic design and the ANZ Bank. New England University and Southern Cross University had representatives to talk about tertiary options.



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