Kingsgrove Careers Expo

A New South Wales Ports Community Grant has been used by Kingsgrove High School to hold the Future Links Careers Week and Expo – a week-long careers expo for high school students in South Sydney.

The grant, valued at $10,000, helped the school hold the expo – which aims to prepare students to enter the workforce.

Students engaged in various professional workshops ahead of an expo that included 30 exhibitors such as universities, training services, industry bodies and government departments.

Students from other South Sydney high schools, including Kingsgrove North, Beverly Hills Girls and Wiley Park Girls, also attended the expo. 

New South Wales Ports Chief Executive Officer, Marika Calfas, said the business was delighted to support the careers week and expo, which was one of 17 projects awarded funds under the New South Wales Ports 2022 Community Grants Program. 

“New South Wales Ports is an active member of the communities within which we operate. Our ports and intermodal terminals play a vital role in supporting trades and industries and providing thousands of jobs, so we’re proud to be able to give back through grants and sponsorships,” Ms Calfas said.

“The expo was an excellent way to support students and highlight the various career pathways they might like to consider. These young people have the world at their feet and are about to enter a rapidly evolving workforce influenced by technology advancements, amongst other factors.

“That makes the opportunities that were presented at the expo all the more exciting and valuable for students as they continue to consider what type of career, training or tertiary education they may wish to pursue once they’ve graduated.”

Kingsgrove High School Careers Advisor, Artemis Theodoris, said this week’s program was focussed on encouraging students to engage in meaningful discussions with various training, education and employment providers so they’d feel supported as they take their first career steps.

“It is never too early to commence conversations with students to have them contextualise their learning, explore careers and pathways available to them and to connect the skills they are building now to outcomes for tomorrow,” Ms Theodoris said.

“Thank you to New South Wales Ports for its community grant that’s helped make this week’s seminars and expo a reality. We’re confident this has helped ensure these students have all the support they need to supercharge their learning and future careers.”

Featured image: The Future Links Careers Week and Expo. Courtesy of New South Wales Ports.

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