This year marks the 21st birthday of Careers Day Out, one of the largest education, training and employment expos in Northern Victoria.
The event will be held on Tuesday 30th April at the Multipurpose Pavilion of the Shepparton Showgrounds, and is sponsored by La Trobe University, University of Melbourne and GOTAFE. This year promises to build on the success of 2018 in which over 1400 students attended from across the Greater Shepparton region and beyond.
If you are a business and want to come along and exhibit, registrations are now open so make sure you jump on to the website and register.
If it’s a job you need or you are a business with jobs available, make sure you get along and pin it up on the CDO “Jobs in the GV” board. Local Job Support Agencies will be there to help you find the right job.
The day session from 9 – 2.30pm will be open to our Year 10 students and will host a record number of exhibitors actively engaging students by providing hands-on activities that start a conversation. Once engaged, the students feel more comfortable to discuss their goals and aspirations – then the real conversations begin to take place. There will be an Emergency Services Crash Scene again this year, and building on from this, will also be offering an insight into the Emergency Services Department.
Students can also help make some bird boxes and we have a chill out zone where students will be provided with some great study tips to reduce stress. There will be loads of different Industries for students to explore.
The evening session from 4.30 – 7 pm (Activation & Innovation Expo) will be open to the public and will cater towards students wanting information about further study, parents looking to re-enter the workforce, job seekers, career changers and anyone wanting to start their own business.
There will also be information around NDIS to help answer those questions and connect individuals with the right support or agency.
Find out about the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) program through Netgain; A program aimed at researching and exploring all facets of your potential business idea and putting these into practice. Students will also be able to talk to a young local who has just started his own business.
Maddison Wright Engineering are sponsoring the CDO Challenges. Students will be vying for $1,000 prize money to the school and a mini iPad for each team member for the winner. They will be required to test their skills and creativity with an engineering challenge and a video competition.
Hear from Dr Peter Moar (La Trobe University) about the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) which has been installed onto the International Space Station (ISS). This high-resolution camera is being used to monitor bushfires, natural disasters and environmental changes across the world from 400 km in outer space.
There will be food and entertainment available on the night so bring the family down and explore what our Goulburn Valley has to offer.