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The Centralian advocate Tue 27 Aug 2013



The Centralian advocate Tue 27 Aug 2013


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11 Skills, Employment and Careers Expo 2013 Alice Springs Exhibitors The Ichthys Project Sp on so red by Ch am pio ns Pa rtn ers The Skills, Employment and Careers Expo is proudly supported by Organisation Booth # ABC - Australian Broadcasting Commission 21 Alice Springs Town Council 4 Australian Apprenticeships NT 36 Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education 26 Career Employment Australia 35 Central Australia Aboriginal Media Association 25 Central Desert Shire Council 37 Central Desert Training Pty Ltd 41 Centre of Appropriate Technology Inc 2 Chamber of Commerce 5 Charles Darwin University 29 Coles Supermarket 20 CSIRO 3 Defence Force Recruiting 23 Department of Corporate and Information Services 17 Department of Education and Children Services 18 Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs 11 Flinders University 34 GTNT 15 Imparja Television 45 Indigenous Allied Health Careers 31 Jobfind Centre 7 Kmart 46 Major Industries TAC 14 National Disability Coordination Officer 38 Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services 24 NT Department of Health 42 Organisation Booth # NT Fire and Rescue Service 22 NT Medicare Local 39 Occupation Therapy Aus - NT Division 43 Outback Stores 1 Peter Kittle Motor Company 13 Power and Water Corporation 8 Probuild (NT) Pty Ltd 12 Red Centre Office Technology/ Toshiba 16 Speech Pathology Australia 40 TABOR Adelaide 30 Organisation Booth # The Australian National University 28 The Department of Education and Employment and Workplace Relations 19 The Duke of Edinburghs Award 27 The Uni of SA D.U.C.I.E.R 32 Tourism Careers 6 Training Advisory Council Network 44 University of South Australia 33 Volunteering SA & NT 9 Woolworths 10 2013 ALICE SKILLS, EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS EXPO A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature Vocational learning is key Cara Jenkin See the careers being offered to young men and women at the Defence Force recruiting stand at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo on Thursday NOW is the time to start exploring a new career, and vocational training can be the pathway to a prosperous future. National Skills Week is an annual event which showcases practical and vocational learning, the career pathways and the roles apprentices and trainees play in the workforce. A record number of 1.9 million students were enrolled in the public training system in Australia in 2012, up from 1.6 million students in 2007. But more people can benefit in their career by completing a vocational qualification, whether it be in frontline management or hairdressing. Federal Minister for Employment, Skills and Training Brendan OConnor says having a recognised qualification is not only the best pathway for people to secure a job and a decent wage but also the pathway to a stronger economy. National Skills Week 2013 provides you the opportunity to learn more about our national training system and the many career pathways on offer, he says. All Australians would agree that our country would not be what it is today without the hundreds of bricklayers, carpenters, tool makers, electricians, plumbers and mechanics delivered through apprenticeships, our TAFEs and other training centres every year. He says skilled workers also help businesses as they increase their productivity and helps organisations to grow. And this has never been more important, as the remarkable growth of the Asian region brings many opportunities and challenges that can be met through a focus on skills development. SkillsOne is driving National Skills Week on behalf of the Australian Government for its third year in 2013. Chief executive Brian Wexham says it is important all jobseekers but especially those just starting their working lives get information and advice about all the career and study options that are available to them. Often vocational education plays second fiddle to tertiary education, he says. The advice that (school students) get is just handed down, he says. We see it and hear it time and time again, that the quality of a school is about the outcome of how many students go to university. For many students, however, a trade is the better career choice for them. For others, a vocational qualific ation completed before or after tertiary education can be an added asset. Shadow minister for employment participation Sussan Ley says young people can make good decisions when given information about a variety of careers. Weve got to start early. Thats not to say lets get them to choose their career path in primary school, but give them the options, she says. National Skills Week activities are being held from August 26 to September 1 across Australia. For more information, visit nationalskillsweek.com.au n Cara Jenkin is the national CareerOnc editor for News Ltd. Impressive variety of exhibitors THE Skills, Employment and Careers Expo will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre from noon to 7.30pm on Thursday. There will be almost 50 exhibitors at the Expo with careers in government and private enterprises.

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