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25 February, 2024

Careers expo for students

MORE than 700 students will be one step closer to working out their future careers thanks to next month’s Warrnambool and District Careers Expo.

By Staff Writer

The expo will be held at the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club’s Wannon Function Room on Tuesday, March 5.

The expo will run from 10am-1.30pm for students and from 5pm-7pm for students, parents and the general public.

Over 50 local businesses and organisations will be showcasing their wares on the day, offering interactive activities, valuable business and industry insights, networking opportunities and much more.

There will be a strong contingent of agricultural businesses attending, as well as representation across financial services, the motor industry, the building and construction industry, health care, utilities (including Wannon Water and Powercor), and the Australian Defence Force, among many others.

Students are encouraged to quiz stallholders on what it’s like working in their jobs and industries to help them work out if it’s something they’re interested in pursuing themselves, or not.

Students can also talk to businesses about work experience and structured workplace learning placements or even find out about job vacancies if they’re looking to enter the workforce.

This free annual event is presented by the Neil Porter Legacy and Warrnambool and District Careers Teachers Association.

Matt Porter from the Neil Porter Legacy is excited about this year’s event.

“The support from businesses and schools has been amazing,” Mr Porter said.

“Not only have we got a wide range of industries represented for students to learn about and consider as future careers, but we’ve got businesses who are genuinely interested in helping students make informed career-based decisions and to launch their future careers.”


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