Career and Jobs Expo a first for Flinders Island
MAS National recently hosted the first Flinders Island Careers Expo, highlighting apprenticeship and traineeship pathways for local students and jobseekers.
Featuring information on a range of training and employment opportunities, the Expo provided the perfect forum for local students, parents and employers to come together to access information around future employment.
The Expo also provided information around study and higher education options for Year 11 and 12 students.
Organisations travelling to Flinders Island for the Expo included TasTAFE, Tasmanian Aboriginal Education Services, Hydro Tasmania, Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council, Van Diemen Project and more, giving students and jobseekers a chance to learn more about the variety of work available across a number of industries.
The Expo was supported locally by Flinders Council, Flinders Island District School, Tasmania Police, Parks & Wildlife, Flinders Island Hospital, Flinders Island Aged Care and Roberts / RuralCo.
Mayor Annie Revie officially opened the Expo, staying on to chat with attendees alongside Flinders Island District School Principal Stuart Dwyer.
The support provided by Mayor Revie and Principal Dwyer was instrumental in ensuring the success of the Expo, with both very enthusiastic about resulting potential career opportunities for members of the local community.
“The careers expo was outstanding – it enabled our students to experience a wide range of potential job pathways and allowed our students to gather information on job areas that they do not generally have an opportunity to be exposed to. Having the apprenticeship team attending the expo was excellent as this allowed for synergy between employers, students and apprenticeship providers.” – Flinders Island District School Principal Stuart Dwyer
Bringing Opportunity to Flinders Island
Uniquely placed to assist students and jobseekers into meaningful employment, MAS National were on hand to work with students and jobseekers looking to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them on the day – including two students taking on school-based apprenticeships while they complete their studies.
The local Flinders Island community welcomed the opportunity to engage with organisations in attendance, with the augmented reality technology from Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council which allowed attendees to explore an underwater environment proving to be a real highlight.
The Expo was well received by all attendees, with local students enthusiastically considering their future career options.
“The Expo really opened up more career opportunities, it has given me more ideas about my future.” – Student
Attending organisations were equally impressed with the Expo, enjoying the opportunity to network and engage with local students and jobseekers as well as teachers, parents and other local businesses.
Thank you to the local Flinders Island community for supporting this hugely successful event – we hope this will be the first of many.
Want to find out more about how an apprenticeship and traineeship can set you on the path to your dream career? Get in touch.