Expo does an inspiring job
Nearly 40 companies came together recently at the Hedland Career Expo to help guide more than 400 visiting students along the pathway to work.
The Pilbara Regiment ran demonstrations throughout the day outside Wanangkura Stadium while inside, mining company Rio Tinto had massive chunks of salt on display and staff from the North West TAFE were checking blood pressure.
The presence of more hands-on activities and workplace equipment was welcomed by students.
Recent high school graduate Cassandra Angel said the expo showed students there were job opportunities for them in Port Hedland.
“I know there are some people who aren’t that interested in a career at the moment, there are kids who aren’t thinking about that, but these sort of things bring awareness to your future,” she said.
Ms Angel works at the Port Haven Village and said she began her Certificate II in Hospitality after visiting a past expo.
Kristy Montague from event organiser the Bloodwood Tree Association said the expos were open to the community and not just high school students.
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