APPROACHING the end of high school can be an anxious time for students as the unknown looms and navigation of post-school options at times appearing an overwhelming task.
On Tuesday, students from Browns Plains State High School, Park Ridge State High School and Parklands Christian College were among more than 2000 students from 20 schools across Logan City to consider their career choices at the 2016 Youth Careers Expo.
The annual expo was held at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre on Tuesday
Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said the jobs expo was an important event to motivate students to start thinking about what they might want to do after high school.
“The focus of many of today’s jobs and careers is expected to change dramatically with automation and technical innovation so young people need to think about what role they can play in those changes,” she said.
“Events like the jobs expo and the GovHack open data competition being held around Australia and New Zealand this weekend encourage young people to think about what’s possible and start making life choices to turn those post-school possibilities into reality.”
The expo featured more than 70 exhibits from employers, job service agencies, education providers and a range of guest speakers and presentations.
“Locally-based sponsors of this event like Griffith University help to open the door to new opportunities for our young people and it is fantastic to see the schools, sponsors and exhibitors continuing to show their support,” Cr Dalley said.
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