Careers expo shows wealth of opportunities
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.