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Watch Out at the Careers Expo

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All that Glitters Is NOT Gold

Knowing which organisations are worth your time and money is tricky. Organisations with the glossy brochures, smart staff and great looking Expo display may be all smoke and mirrors.

If you don’t know about careers opportunities the Careers Expo can be a minefield. Yet, you go to the Expo BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CAREERS!! So beware as you the sophisticated sales people tell you how great they are. Consult careers advisors before you sign away your future.

At least Careers Australia wasn’t there this year. They went broke last week after paying their shareholders $40m!!! Thousands of students  turned up to classes last week to be told, by a now unemployed teacher, that Careers Australia had closed down. Students have been left out of pocket and without a qualification.

McDonald’s

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McDonald’s has always delivered world class training.

Given cutbacks on government funding for retail training McDonald’s is a lighthouse for people who understand the excitement and satisfaction that comes from offering excellent sales service.

Students get paid as they learn by taking on a McDonald’s School Based Traineeship in Certificate II in Retail Services or Certificate III in Retail.  For more information go to McDonald’s Regional Training Organisation.

IMG_8046WA Aviation College

The women at the WA Aviation College told me that their Open Day on 10 June is going to be “Quite a day”.

There will be aircraft displays, discounted trial flights, industry pilots and Learn to Fly seminars.

Find out more at the Royal Aero Club Open Day.

Careers In Construction

IMG_8039There was lots of interest in construction careers. The construction industry trainers offer pre apprenticeship courses, scholarships and try a trade days to help school students to get into a construction trade.

Students can participate in try a trade days from Year 9. You can book in HERE

IMG_8044Australian Maritime College

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) has linked up with ECU so that you can start your maritime studies in WA before going to Tassie to use their high tech equipment.

A Time for Fun

The Careers Expo is always fun. Apart from the free showbags and pens there are friendly people to talk to. Gather information at the Expo… then ask a career advisor to guide you in your decision making. If you don’t have a career advisor you can get FREE support from the WA Careers Centre

Author: Bev Johnson

A fantastic careers teacher may have changed my life. I've spent my career going from job to job. After washing cars and working in bars I went into marketing. I then became an English teacher. Teaching has been the foundation for a lot of my career. I went into TAFE where I designed participation programs, then into HR, then developed training programs for industry.  I taught e-commerce and developed systems to make it easier for organisations to work together. I kept going for scholarships and going back to uni along the way. At one time I became a world expert on collaboration frameworks, and discovered it was tricky having a conversation about THAT with anyone I knew!! I now focus on delivering information that helps careers teachers to be fantastic. You can tap into my expertise by subscribing to my newsletter. Contact me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au or M: 0434056412

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