Kate Tulett shows Zacc Chapman a drone's view at the Careers Expo. Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times
Kate Tulett shows Zacc Chapman a drone's view at the Careers Expo. Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times Peter Carruthers

Careers Expo a hit at Prossie High School

SINCE 1998 the Proserpine High School has been hosting a careers expo for Whitsunday school leavers.  

This year it attracted more than 800 students who had a choice of 60 exhibitors to draw information from.  

Representatives from medical and sporting to naval and tourism careers were on hand to answer questions and inform students about possible career paths.  

School Guidance Officer Sharon Rudinski said year 10 students were making their senior education training plan and year 12 students were in the process of making decisions about what to do after they graduated.  

"Out of 150 year 12s you will probably have about 100 that will stay locally.

So it's important that they find out what's on offer," she said.  

Ms Rudinski said students from Bowen State School, St Catherine's Catholic College, Calen College and Proserpine State High School attended the Careers Expo.  

Member for Whitsunday Jason Costigan was at the expo and Th3rd Dimension Media engaged a large group of students with a drone flight on the oval.  

Ms Rudinski said the feedback she had received from the exhibitors was positive.

"They are surprised at some of the questions some of the students ask. They are very informed and want that information."

Leading Seaman from the Royal Australian Navy, Renee Page agreed that the students she talked to had done their homework.

"They know what direction they want to go. Whether it be going in as a trade or an officer and they already know the education requirements," she said.

"It has been very, very successful. We are very pleased with it," Guidance Officer Ms Rudinski said. 


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