High school students throughout the New England flocked to UNE’s Lazemby Hall on Thursday 17 March, 2015 to improve their awareness of the opportunities that are available to them. The event was far more holistic than traditional careers expo, with over 40 stall holders ranging from education and training providers to emergency services, health related organisations and Regional Development Australia Northern Inland.
The Youth Opportunities Expo was prompted by a youth survey, conducted by Armidale Dumaresq Council and resulted from collaboration among numerous organisations. The event’s success, means it is unlikely to have been a one-off. “It was an ideal forum to promote the
RDANI supported AGCAP (AgriBusiness Careers and Professions) program,” said RDANI Executive Officer Nathan Axelsson (pictured above) at the expo.Mr Axelsson said it was encouraging to see the amount of interest there is in education and training towards agribusiness careers among local teenagers, particularly girls.
For more information about AGCAP, go to www.agribusinesscareers.com.au or watch at below.
Article originally published in RDA Northern Inland March 2016 Newsletter.