Two of Stanwell’s first year apprentices were keen to share their experiences with students … Olivia Nunn (electrical and instrumentation technician) and Jack Campbell (mechanical fitter)

July 21, 2022

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.

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Senior Constable Rob Grogan and Constable Tyler Henderson, from Kingaroy police station, with the new Mobile Police Beat van … the $200,000+ unit will be deployed at jobs throughout the Darling Downs police district
Year 9 student Zac Jorgensen with St John’s teacher aide Danielle Albinger and teacher Janene Boonzaaier
Kingaroy Fire Station had a strong turnout on the QFES stall
Nanango State High School Year 12 student Haylee Leddington-Hill and Year 11 student Haylee Downie were trying out the augmented reality welding simulator under the guidance of TAFE meteal fabrication teacher Peter Town
Corporal Ebony Allsopp, from Brisbane, and Sergeant Tristan Evans, from Toowoomba, were looking after the Defence Force Recruiting stand
QAS paramedics Will Gersekowski, from Kingaroy station, and Lucinda Burrows, from Nanango station, had a big display of resuscitation practice dummies
How fast can you change a tyre? St John’s student Aiden Turner was testing his skills against the stopwatch
TAFE had a display, too, of course … from left, Breanna Fuller, Ipswich; Shannon Dalzer, Toowoomba; Amanda Geach, Ipswich and Business Development Officer Evalyn Thompson
Peta Clarkson, from the Goodstart Early Learning Centre, was explaining the importance of early learning
Ali Doherty and Andrew Saal from Lives LIved Well in Kingaroy
South Burnett CTC human relations officer Wendy Martin and Elise Grogan (CTC Youth Services)
Graduate agronomist Kayden Hussey with human resources officer Tee Smith from Bega (PCA)
Some of the big team of South Burnett Regional Council staff explaining the career opportunities available in the local region
Kingaroy TAFE hospitality student David Ives was one of the students making sure all the stallholders were being kept fed and happy

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables


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