Careers Market Plants Big Ideas
Jo Downie, from South Burnett Regional Council's Parks and Gardens team, was showing students how to test for moisture and pH levels in soil
July 28, 2017
The South Burnett Careers Market attracted at least 950 registered students to the TAFE Queensland South West’s Kingaroy campus on Thursday.
The annual event, which was expanded this year to formally include Year 9 students for the first time, took over most of the TAFE complex.
There was also a new layout and more rooms for the students to explore.
TAFE Business Development Officer Rob Fitz-Herbert said the decision to expand to Year 9 students allowed Wondai P-9, Yarraman P-9 and St John’s students to take part for the first time.
Other students were from St Mary’s Catholic College, Burnett State College (Gayndah), Goomeri P-10 and Kingaroy, Nanango and Murgon State high schools.
There were also a few younger students from some of these schools.
Extra students meant extra organisation, and students studying Events Management at the Toowoomba campus came across to help.
Mr Fitz-Herbert said the day had been “tremendous”.
Students had the opportunity to learn more about a range of future career choices, try their hand at a few new skills and talk to representatives from major local employers, employment agencies, TAFE and universities.
St Mary's Catholic College student Jack Hyde is already enrolled at TAFE ... he is completing a Certificate II in Electrotechnology
Risk Assessment Officer Trevor O'Hanlon, and some friends, from the Peanut Company of Australia
Year 10 Nanango SHS students Rachael Hobbs and Talia Mayson were exploring the childcare training area ... as well as the robot babies, there was nappy changing, play dough, painting and beading
Aged Care teacher Chris Gauld with one of the "patients" the students were practising on ... "George" was about to enjoy a trolley bath
Jess Trevor and Rebecca Humphrey, Swickers, were offering pork sliders ... they started with 800 rolls but had to send out for more
Riley Hutfield, Kaela McDuffie, Urima Meni, Chrys McDuffie and Caylan Brown from Downer ... a popular activity was the opportunity to drive the large coal truck simulator
Carpentry teacher Charles White with Wondai P-9 Year 7 students Cheyenne Crompton, Katlyn Kuhrt and Ebanni Krause ... students had the opportunity to assemble photograph frames
Year 10 Kingaroy SHS students Talia Barkle and Laura Freeman were discovering what it would be like to be a police officer
Matthew Kenny and Sandy Nebe, from South Burnett CTC
Kingaroy museum volunteer Pam Kerr with Fiona Kemp (SBRC)
Hospitality teacher Jason Ford with Kingaroy State High School students Monique Wilton and Temika Sellick who were trying to recognise different food items during the blind taste test
TAFE students Jodene Sagar, from Tingoora, and Amanda Praetz, from Proston, were practising their skills in the on-site hairdressing salon
SES volunteers were also out in strength ... from left, Christine White, Lachlan Bagley, Amanda Johnson, Daphne Tootell, Peter Sailes, Elissa Broadhurst, Peter Verbakel and, front, Joe Hafemeister
Phil Temperton, volunteer community educator Michelle Hansen, Bruce Groer, Glen Collier and volunteer community educator Russell French were tempting students into a career as a firefighter
South Burnett Futsal members were raising funds with a sausage sizzle and cold drinks ... from left, Graham Myers, Cathy Gartner, Tracey Clegg, Trisha Myers, Samantha Radcliffe and Di Flanders