The 2015 Careers Day Out held on Thursday 30 April was a great success said Careers Day Out Event Coordinator and GOTAFE Marketing and Events Officer, Emily Hamilton.
“Careers Day Out attracted more than 1500 students from local secondary school as well as students who travelled from surrounding towns including Seymour and Kyabram and even as far as Southern News Wales to gain career, employment and study information in one central location,” said Emily.
“Attendees were able to gain career, employment and study information in one central location.
“The 4pm to 6pm session, which is only in its second year, offered an opportunity for the general public to access job seeking tips, career advice and training options, this year our attendance numbers tripled in comparison to 2014.
“The event also attracted a record number of 70 exhibitors, we even had people ringing up after the event saying they drove past the Showgrounds on Thursday and want to be involved next year.
“Now in its 17th year, Careers Day Out continues to grow, diversify and expand its offerings each year to cater to the local community’s needs.
“The CDO committee is confident the event will continue to evolve and will continue to be a key career event, providing a diverse range of pathways, education options, careers and employment opportunities available within the Goulburn Valley region and beyond.
“Planning has commenced for next year’s event, for anyone interested in being involved in 2016 you can visit www.careersdayout.com.au or contact myself on 03 5833 2530.”
The event was open to regional secondary school students from 9am to 3pm as part of their usual school program and the general public could attend from 4pm to 6pm, entry during the public session is free.
Each year the event provides school students, their parents and job seekers with access to more than 60 exhibitors from educational providers to defence force representatives as well as local business owners all in one place.
The Careers Day Out has a strong focus on work readiness, providing students and job seekers with practical activities to prepare them for employment including resume writing workshops, mock interviews, professional panel Q & A sessions, job seeking tips and general information on employment and training opportunities.
For over 17 years the annual event has provided more than 1,800 secondary school students with the opportunity to discover the diverse range of careers, education, pathways and employment available within the region.
Visit www.careersdayout.com.au for more information