Wimmera students flock to Western Victorian Careers Expo

WIMMERA students flocked to the Wimmera Events Centre at Longerenong on Tuesday for the Western Victorian Careers Expo.

Expo chairman Chris Wallis said the event brought together general exhibitors, interactive industry experiences and an extensive seminar program.

He said the expo allowed people to talk face to face with exhibitors. 

“People could also get involved in hands-on activities, listen to expert advice and gather vital information about the possibilities and processes involved in a large array of career options,” he said.

He said this year’s expo featured the largest number of exhibitors in the event’s 28-year history.

The expo featured about 100 exhibitors and 15 Try-A-Trade sites.

Federation University educator Natalie Okely hosted a hairdressing demonstration at the expo.

She said lots of people had visited the site.

“I think it’s an awesome opportunity for school students who are interested in a career in hairdressing to see what our past and present students can do,” she said.

“It also helps to build the confidence of our hairdressing students, so it was great that their bosses let them come out today.”

Horsham College year 10 student Charlotte White said she thought it was important to visit the expo to learn about what career opportunities were available.

“It’s so important to know everything you need to know so you can get to where you want to go,” she said.

“I’m not sure what I want to do yet, so these events really help me narrow down my options.”

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