Careers Day Out celebrated its 20th year yesterday at Shepparton Showgrounds with more than 1600 students inquiring about their futures.
Careers Day Out is one of the largest education, training and employment expos in northern Victoria.
Committee secretary Kristina Marko said the aim was to provide Year 10 students with an opportunity to discover the diverse range of careers, education, pathways and employment available across the region.
‘‘We showcase what’s available in terms of careers not only locally but metropolitan and also globally; we’re just letting students know that there isn’t just one straight pathway, there’s plenty of options here locally at their doorstep,’’ Ms Marko said.
More than 50 different stalls were set up including Bendigo TAFE, ConnectGV, Goulburn Valley Health, SPC and Charles Sturt University.
‘‘There’s a whole range on display today, students get the opportunity to talk to locals and industry professions that are here today to help,’’ Ms Marko said.
Wanganui Park Year 11 student Jada Briggs attended Careers Day Out last year and yesterday was representing a career with Victoria Police.
‘‘Attending Careers Day Out changed my view of my future and this year it’s given me the opportunity to be on this side of the fence encouraging other students to join the police force,’’ she said.
Jada is completing a Certificate 3 in business and attending Wednesdays at the Shepparton Police Station.
‘‘Every Wednesday I come down to the police station and work in the admin office and I help out by entering data and brief entries; this will provide a better opportunity for me once I have finished school,’’ she said.