Careers expo for Aboriginal students shows off opportunities

Aboriginal Secondary students from across the region will participate in a Careers and Education Expo at the Shepparton Show Grounds on Friday 27 July.

The event aims to close the gap for young Aboriginal people in the education and employment sectors. Approximately 200 Aboriginal Secondary School Students will attend the expo to learn about the range of careers and education pathways opportunities available to them. Twenty five exhibitors from a range of educational institutions including Universities, VicRoads, Greater Shepparton City Council, Department of Human Services and a large number of potential employers including Coles and Woolworths will show the opportunities available for further education and training.

A traditional welcome to country performed by a local elder, and dance performances, will contribute to a strong cultural theme for the day. Interactive workshops will be held for students in the areas of culture, healthy living and Ashletics.

The event is supported by a large number of organizations including government departments, several local Aboriginal organizations and the Goulburn Murray Local Learning and Employment Network. Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Michael Polan will address the students on the day.

Performer Kutcha Edwards will be the MC on the day which is intended to be a fun and informal event. This year a large jumping castle will be available for the young children of parents.

A shuttle bus will pick up Aboriginal community members wanting to attend from the following locations:

  • Mooroopna – McLennan St outside Woolworths
  • Parkside dve – the Hub
  • Queens Gardens (outside ASHE)
  • Go Tafe in Fryers Street
  • Archer St (Maguire College) 

The bus will begin pickups in Mooroopna at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 and visit each location above taking community members to the event.

For further information contact Goulburn Murray Local Learning & Employment Network on (03) 5831 5198.