Work ConnectED is an exciting, unique and interactive event aimed at showcasing the broad and varied training and employment opportunities in the Border region.
Open to local students and job seekers, the inaugural Work ConnectED will be held from 12.30pm until 3pm on 24 October 2019 at Wodonga TAFE – 87 McKoy Street, Wodonga.
Work ConnectED puts students and job seekers in touch with employers from the Border region including Albury, Wodonga, Corowa, Oaklands and beyond. Over 30 businesses and job agencies have already confirmed their participation.
The event, co-hosted by Wodonga TAFE and TAFE NSW Albury, is supported by Albury and Wodonga city councils, local business chambers and high schools on both sides of the Murray.
“Our young people often just follow a single path of moving to Melbourne or Sydney to pursue a career and may be unaware of the great job opportunities available right here locally or within a short trip,” said Mark Guiney, TAFE NSW Services Manager for Albury and the Border region.
“We want to showcase our local companies as career destinations with great job options, most of which can be supported by a fantastic range of VET courses delivered locally by our TAFEs. This supports our people to live successfully and stay local, which in turn builds a stronger Border community.”
Wodonga TAFE Director Community and Industry Engagement, Victoria Conlan, said the event was an important showcase of job opportunities in the region.
“Work ConnectED is an exciting event, giving students and job seekers the ability to develop connections with local businesses. The event showcases career opportunities from local employers and educates attendees on the skills and education needed to be successful,” she said.
Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said youth employment was a key concern for the community.
“It’s vital that we support initiatives such as this that support our young people in assisting and making them aware of the opportunities available.”
Albury City Mayor Kevin Mack said council was delighted to support the event.
“One of the best things we can do for our community is to develop careers that will provide them with a future here on the Border so it’s great to be working with trainers and employers to create those opportunities,” he said.
Major organisations from the region will be represented at Work ConnectED, including Westmont Aged Care, Defence Force, Victoria Police, Riverlea, Joss, SS&A, Pentarch Industrial, Vitasoy, The River Deck Cafe, and Kotzur to name a selection.
All job seekers, students and career changers are invited to come along and enjoy the interactive activities and fantastic opportunities to network with local businesses.