Wednesday 26th June 2013

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Deakin University,
Geelong Waterfront Campus

Cnr Gheringhap & Brougham St. Geelong

About

The Geelong Career Expo has been established for a number of years, starting at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus in the late 80's. By 1990 due to its popularity the event was relocated to the Deakin University, Waterfront campus.   

This not for profit event is conducted by the Geelong Careers Teachers Association in a tripartite partnership with members from the community, industry and educational sectors, such as Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd, Deakin University, Rotary Club of Bayside, Gordon Institute of TAFE, and Gforce Employment Solutions.

It has been established for students and other local community sectors to attend along with students from the Western District (ie: Apollo Bay, Colac, Camperdown, Cobden) to seek out up to date information on careers, courses, training, employment and industry.

This popular event presents a wholistic approach to careers linking with educational and job pathways. The committee’s main objective is to provide students with the opportunity to discuss and explore their career options face to face with people working within their interested career.

FAQ

What is the main objective of the Expo?

The 3 core objectives of the expo are:

  • to provide students with the opportunity to discuss directly face to face with people working within their interested career.
  • to expose students to the depth and breadth of career options, including Skills Shortage areas.
  • to assist students to explore and compare their career choice/s.

 

Should I attend the expo if I have already chosen my career?

Yes! You will be able to gather more information on prospects and possible employers in your chosen career and also research study pathways. In addition you will be able to find alternative pathways into you chosen career.

 

Is the expo a free event to attend?

Yes, all attendees are admitted free.

 

In what year at school is it important to attend a career expo?

It’s important that you start to attend Career expo events from Year 9.

In year 10 you will have to choose VCE/VCAL subjects that will affect your future study choices.  It is never too young to start attending Career Expos.

 

What questions should I ask a stall holder about the career I am interested in?

Start off with: What advice can you give me about getting into this career?

It would also be worthwhile asking about what subjects will assist with a pathway into this area as well as alternative pathways.

 

Should parents attend as well as students?

Parents really need to be aware of the pathway you are trying to explore and having the same information means that you can discuss options together to help you make decisions.

 

Is the Expo only for those students who are planning to go on to further studies at TAFE or University?

No, there is information about a range of careers including apprenticeships, traineeships and moving into full time work.

In addition there are opportunities to discuss ways of getting students onto the pathway into work through Victorian Education and Training Programs (VET) and School Based Apprenticeships (SBAs) which are available in most schools from year 10 or year 11.

 

Is the expo for school students only?

No! It is an event that anyone can attend.

It is an event for the wider community such as parents, the unemployed and others to explore, compare and/or modify their own career goals

 

Is the intent of the expo to offer jobs or positions within companies?

No. The intent of the expo is for you to discuss and gather information to assist you in making an informed decision about your possible future career.

 

Is there any food available at the Expo?

Yes, you can purchase food from Rotary Club of Bayside Geelong, BBQ.

 

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How To Attend

Getting to the Expo is easy.

Parking: is available at the Deakin University car park, access from Smythe St, also in surrounding streets.

Train: The venue is a short walk from the Geelong Train Station.

Bus: It is a shot walk from the public bus stops. Be sure to check the bus timetable for all stops and times.


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