About 850 students explored the annual South Burnett Careers Market on Thursday … and their future career choices!
Schools taking part in the annual event at TAFE Queensland’s Kingaroy campus included Kingaroy and Nanango State High Schools, St Mary’s Catholic College, St John’s Lutheran School, Yarraman and Wondai P-9s, Proston P-10 and Burnett State College (Gayndah)
The students had the opportunity to learn more about various career pathways, including TAFE and university courses, traineeships and apprenticeships.
All the visitors went away with a TAFE bag filled with course information.
Local employers also had displays, including Stanwell, Bega (PCA), South Burnett CTC and the South Burnett Regional Council.
The Australian Defence Force, Queensland Police Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service and Queensland Ambulance Service were also represented.
The students enjoyed many hands-on activities including automotive, electrotechnology, metal fabrication and hairdressing.
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The Careers Market was also a perfect opportunity for the Queensland Police Service to debut their brand new Darling Downs District Mobile Police Beat (MPB) van.
The MPB is a highly mobile unit which has most of the facilities available at a police station but is available for despatch to areas on demand.
It provides a highly visible policing presence as well as a platform to support police operations.
The MPB can be used as a command centre at events, major crime scenes or emergencies as well as a platform for crime prevention initiatives.
It has independent power and can operate for an indefinite time at any location.