August 2, 2012
High school students from across the South Burnett, eager to find out more information on their future job options, flocked to Kingaroy today to attend the annual South Burnett Careers Expo.
The expo, held in the Indoor Sports Centre at Kingaroy State High School, was organised by local schools and featured displays by employers such as Stanwell and PCA, information on apprenticeships and traineeships, and tertiary education options.
The Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE had several displays providing information on the courses available locally.
TAFE Hospitality teacher Jason Ford attracted interest with demonstrations of his knife skills … slicing, dicing and decorating fruit and vegetables.
Outside the building, there were hands-on demonstrations at trades displays and the Queensland Police and SES had a large display.
There were Highway Patrol vehicles, a police motorcycle and some station vehicles. A wide variety of recruitment material was available to the students, and Kingaroy Police say they received some expressions of interest from potential recruits.
Some students even volunteered to be handcuffed … although they seemed relieved when they were released from their shackles.
Frances Ross, from apprenticeships company MRAEL, said advertising had commenced for the 2013 intake of full-time positions at Tarong Power Station.
Apprenticeships will be offered in Electrical, Fitting and Turning, and Boilermaking. Traineeships will be offered in Rigging and Business.
Applications will close at 5:00pm on August 17.
[UPDATED: August 3, 2012]