NSW Business Chamber’s Skillsroad Show was in Maitland this week to provide students with career advice and connect them to employment opportunities.
The Skillsroad Show, which is part of the Australian Government’s Empowering YOUth Initiative, brings career counsellors and job opportunities to the doorstep of regional youth.
The digitally amplified caravan was at Rutherford High School yesterday, will visit All Saints College today and Maitland Grossmann High School on Thursday.
The program aims to provide students with career advice based on their specific skills and interests.
Students work with the Skillsroad team to connect with local employers and training providers to get their foot in the door.
“This program is about getting young people into the right careers,” Skillsroad careers counsellor Luke O’Hare said. “Young people often want a job, however they have never been encouraged to sit down and connect the dots between what they enjoy doing and what careers might match these interests.”