Em­ploy­ment expo for lo­cal youth

Weekend Courier - - Street Watch -

THE 2017 Shape Your Fu­ture Youth Ca­reers Expo is a chance for lo­cal youth to ex­plore what em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties are avail­able for them in their re­gion.

A net­work of em­ploy­ment and small busi­ness sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions will host the expo in the Gary Hol­land Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Rockingham later this month.

Made pos­si­ble by the South West Cor­ri­dor Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion In­cor­po­rated (SWCDeF Inc.) and the Rockingham Kwinana Cham­ber of Com­merce (RKCC) the expo re­ceived fund­ing from the Depart­ment of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Sport and Cul­tural In­dus­tries, Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try WA, the Depart­ment of Em­ploy­ment and the City of Rockingham.

Event or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing to at­tract more than 300 young peo­ple from the re­gion to the event.

There will be a range of ex­hibitors from in­dus­try, em­ploy­ment ser­vice providers, train­ing and sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions.

A jobs board will fea­ture va­can­cies tar­get­ing youth as well as a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties to en­cour­age ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion in as­pects such as barista train­ing, block lay­ing, driv­ing sim­u­la­tion, men­tor­ing and coach­ing.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sam­mels said it could help job-seek­ing youth.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive aimed at ad­dress­ing the high lev­els of youth un­em­ploy­ment in the re­gion by bringing to­gether in­dus­try and the var­i­ous sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions as­sist­ing young peo­ple to find work, train­ing and a ca­reer path,” he said.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams agreed the expo would help youth.

“I com­mend the expo part­ners in bringing to­gether these sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions un­der one roof and es­sen­tially pro­vid­ing a one-stop-shop for youth look­ing for work, in­ter­ested in train­ing or try­ing to find a ca­reer path that suits their skills and in­ter­ests,” she said.

Those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing can reg­is­ter via the RKCC web­site at http://rkcc.org.au/events/fu­ture-youth-ca­reers-expo/

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