SORT IT EMPLOYMENT EXPO SORTED
The Sort It Employment Expo held last Thursday in Palmerston North was another success with just over 2,500 young people and their parents attending the event. My thanks to an excellent organising team, major sponsors Higgins Group and Manawatu Standard, and exhibitors and schools who ensured that job seekers were exposed to a wide range of employment options.
Furthermore, they were shown opportunities that exist for tertiary study and training to prepare them for finding work. The expo achieved the recent Social Wellbeing Forums outcome of having community groups working together to meet the challenges of unemployment in the city and region.
The Sort It Expo offered something for everyone, and I am again proud of the response we had from exhibitors, which included local businesses, tertiary educational providers and training institutes, and community groups.
Thank you once again to everyone involved.
It is pleasing that with the backing of the Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council, the Sort It Employment Expo is now an annual event and the envy of other regions in New Zealand.
Adrian Broad Palmerston North