Workforce Development

Pathways to Employment Expo

Posted 23rd September 2013 by RDA Barossa

Pathways to Employment Expo

The 8th Pathways to Employment Expo was held on Wednesday 7th August 2013. The Expo is a very successful project in partnership with Barossa Lower North Futures, Skills for All in Regions, Regional Development Australia Barossa and our sponsors TAFE SA, Bank SA, Interwork, Australian Institute of Fitness, Workskil, The Co-op Heart of the Barossa and Novotel Barossa Valley Resort.

This year saw 172 community job seekers (3 times more than previous years!) and over 660 school students. The expo provided an opportunity for community members, school students and their parents to meet with local employers, industry leaders and recruitment agencies to discover multiple pathways available to them to enter the workforce. Additional benefits allowed employers and industry leaders to assess the potential for their industry, while community members and young people broaden their horizons.

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Presenter Quotes:

"This year’s expo was the best so far in 8 years.  The school participants were more engaged than ever and the community participation was amazing.  For the first time I had community people lined up waiting to speak to me about careers in my industry, a great endorsement of the cut through this expo has in our community.” Paul Amos, People Relations Manager, The Co-op Heart of the Barossa
 
"I really enjoyed sharing my career story with expo participants and community members. It was rewarding to have students come up and ask questions at the end of the presentation and to have one follow through within a week of the expo by submitting an article for consideration.” Emma Moreland, Journalist, Leader News. 

Community Quotes on what was most useful:

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If you would like to be involved in the Pathways to Employment Expo in 2014 please contact Felicity Trinne on 8563 3603 or email felicity@barossa.org.au.