A CAREERS day for the Wimmera's indigenous students has created an interest in caring for people with disabilities.
Wimmera Uniting Care ran a careers day for Koori students on Thursday.
Between 9.30am and 12.30pm, students learned about employment opportunities with Wimmera Uniting Care, Karkana Support Services and the University of Ballarat's day care centre.
They toured each of the organisations and spoke with employees from various departments about what their role entailed and tips to break into the industry.
Wimmera Southern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network workplace learning co-ordinator Dimity O'Bryan said speaking to disability carers at Karkana Support Services drew the most interest from the 20 students who participated.
"It surprised me a little, because it was not the sort of work you would expect to appeal to teenagers," she said.
"They just thought all the work the carers did for their clients was really great."
She hoped some of the students would be able to do work experience in the field, so they would have a better understanding of what was involved.
"I think it's a really good outcome," Miss O'Bryan said.
Students were from Horsham College and its ConnectED program, and Horsham Primary School.
Miss O'Bryan said it was the second Koori careers day in the Wimmera.
The first was in August, when students attended Wimmera Base Hospital to learn about the range of careers available there.
Miss O'Bryan said program organisers would take inspiration from the participants about where they were interested in visiting next.
"We just want to let students know there are career opportunities in the Wimmera, and that they can find work that is rewarding and exciting here," she said.
She said people could call the Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN on 5381 0122 for more information about the program.