My Journey, a free two day virtual career expo for NSW high school students in Years 10 to 12, will launch on July 22.
Created by Career Links and the NSW Department of Education, My Journey will focus on vocational education and training as a career path, and is set to be one of the largest virtual career expos of its kind in NSW, with the event to feature 60 exhibitors from around the country.
According to Career Links General Manager, John Purcell, students who take part will have an opportunity to network and connect with employers, education providers, youth service providers and industry representatives, through virtual booths, live webinars and chatrooms, with the experience designed to help them make informed decisions about their future careers and have key conversations with the right people.
“COVID-19 has had such an impact on the education of our young people, we were determined to support them at this difficult time,” Purcell said.
“We were disappointed with the cancellation of the Career Expo’s across the state due to COVID-19, we believe all students should have the same opportunities, regardless of external forces impacting them.
“This is why we are staging the My Journey Virtual Expo.”
Students who have attended expos in the past and felt that they weren’t helpful are also being encouraged to give My Journey a chance, with the focus on vocational education a departure from traditional expos that often focus on higher education pathways.
The Expo will run from midday to 8pm on July 22 and 23.
The virtual exhibition stands will be available for a further three months after the expo, so that students can go back and access information, webinars and job applications.
Press release, Jul 13
Holly Lambert, Enigma Communications