Yesterday, on April 3rd 2017, we launched Inspiring the Future nationally! The Hon. Rob Stokes MP and the Hon. Stuart Ayers MP both attended the event held at Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School as well as approximately 80 students from Western Sydney schools; teachers, association representatives, corporate industry representatives, and other special guests.
The Hon. Rob Stokes MP gave valuable advice to the young people, encouraging them that “a career is not something in and of itself but a vehicle that takes you where you want to go, it’s something that gets you somewhere.”
As well as the first official career talk by Minister Stokes, the event also involved two demonstration ITF activities with students, a career speed networking activity and a career panel discussion. In the speed career networking activity, 8 volunteers rotated around the room each spending 7 minutes talking to a table of 8-10 students at any one time. Students were encouraged to ask the volunteers questions about their career and how they got to where they are now.
Students involved in the event gave great feedback about how it informed their thinking about the future and how it was great to hear people’s passion for their job. One student said he learnt “that having passion and drive was so important no matter what you do.”
The two activities involved representatives from LG Electronics, Penrith CBD Corporation, Panthers , Bells Partners Finance, Engineers Australia, THALES, Apprentices R US Group Training Association of NSW & ACT, Master HR Solutions, the Star Entertainment Group and Job Jump.
Thank you for all who came and supported the launch of Inspiring the Future (ITF) and for the enthusiasm we received! We’re more than thrilled at the success of the event and the great feedback we received, especially from our volunteers and students in the career event.
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