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.
The 3 core objectives of the expo are:
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.
Yes, all attendees are admitted free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Yes, you can purchase food from Rotary Club of Bayside Geelong, BBQ.