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Logan City Expo “Ignites” youth career opportunities in the disability industry

Logan City Expo “Ignites” youth career opportunities in the disability industry

Photo: Left to right – Emma Killick, Helen Hansen, Nick Jelicic, Elizabeth Matthews and Ian Montague

WorkAbility Qld attended the Logan City Council’s Ignite Youth Careers Expo on Tuesday 25 July 2017 to promote the vast array of rewarding careers in the disability sector.

The Ignite Youth Careers Expo attracted 1800 students from years 10 to 12 from state and private schools, parents and caregivers, adult students, youth aged 15 to 24 years, people looking to upskill or change careers, Vocational Education Coordinators and teachers across the Logan Redlands region.

Along with our ‘employer’ partners, South East Queensland WorkAbility Qld Coordinators, Helen Hansen and Ian Montague talked to students and expo participants, breaking down pre-conceived perceptions and stereotypes about the sector. Our ‘employer’ partners included Elizabeth Mathews, Human Resources Coordinator, Centacare; Nick Jelicic, Senior Recruitment Advisor Queensland and Northern Territory Life Without Barriers; Emma Killick, National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Gold Coast; and Barry Dowling, Senior Field Officer, Department of Education and Training (DET)

The WorkAbility Qld team were able to field enquiries and share information about the diverse range of careers in the disability sector, including entry requirements, education and training pathways and volunteering roles that would enable young people entering the sector to get some experience.

WorkAbility Qld would like to acknowledge the significant contributions made by our skills ecosystem partners who contributed to the success of our participation at this event: Logan City Council Business Development Executive, Deena Morley; Real Community Services Business Development Manager, Nathan Larsen; YFS Logan City; Department of Education and Training; and Busy at Work.

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