Ca­reers expo shows wealth of op­por­tu­ni­ties

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A BRIGHT fu­ture was por­trayed to Proser­pine State High School stu­dents on Tues­day with the ca­reers ex­hi­bi­tion which is held ev­ery two years.

Univer­sity paths, trade op­tions and other ca­reer di­rec­tions were colour­fully dis­played in the school’s multi-pur­pose hall, il­lus­trat­ing to stu­dents the wealth of se­lec­tions at their feet.

“It’s re­ally im­por­tant for the kids.

“We’ve got a lot of the uni­ver­si­ties here and just as im­por­tantly we have lo­cal in­dus­tries,” Proser­pine State High School guid­ance coun­cil­lor Sharon Rudin­ski said.

“This can pro­vide stu­dents with the lat­est in­for­ma­tion and they get to find out what the real life of work is all about.”

Proser­pine State High School stu­dent Dean Kears­ley, 17, be­lieved Tues­day’s ex­hi­bi­tion was an eye-open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It gives us a lot of op­por­tu­ni­ties and view points of what we want to do when we’re older,” he said.

“At this stage of our lives, we’re bal­anc­ing our op­tions. Whether that be go­ing to univer­sity or do­ing a trade. Ex­pe­ri­ences like these where we get the chance to talk to these peo­ple and get feed­back are im­por­tant.”

Dean ex­ten­sively re­searched his de­sired ca­reer path of be­com­ing an au­dio-vis­ual tech­ni­cian, per­haps in­te­grat­ing an engi­neer­ing course into his plans.

Ms Rudin­ski said the re­sponse to this year’s ex­hi­bi­tion, and the nine pre­vi­ous, had been pos­i­tive.

“We’ve got ex­cel­lent feed­back,” she said.

“One stu­dent to­day [Tues­day] is hav­ing an in­ter­view with Bond Univer­sity for a schol­ar­ship. The rea­son she ap­plied was be­cause of in­ter­est out of the last expo two years ago.”

FU­TURE ON DIS­PLAY: (From back) Proser­pine State High School stu­dents Bian­nca Sturma, 17, Maddy Spruce, 17, Dean Kears­ley, 17, (front) Juli­ette Wall, 16, and Sarah Wells, 17 with Aur­i­zon's se­nior recruitment ad­viser Raechel Drans­field (cen­tre) at the school's ca­reers ex­hi­bi­tion on Tues­day.

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