When Annette Briers was a participant in the Landmark Education Self-Expression and Leadership Program this past summer she created a project to have a Careers Expo to help people in her home town see what kinds of job and career options were actually available to them.
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THE inaugural Inala Careers Expo will inspire students and adults about occupational choices this weekend. The expo’s founder and organiser Annette Briers said the event provided residents with the stepping stones towards making powerful career choices. ”Opportunities include training options while at school, planning for the future when leaving school and apprentice-ship and traineeships,” she said. ”It is also a chance for people currently employed who think and dream of a different career to explore what else is out there.” There will be presentations from Manpower (mining), Boystown, Woolworths, the Queensland Police Service, Sa-rina Russo, Apprenticeships Queensland, Department of Emergency Services, Career Keys and others.
Ms Briers said she was inspired to run the expo after taking a self-expression leadership program with training and development organisation Landmark Education. ”The focus of the course is to make a difference in the community and I want to give the community from where I grew up (Inala) awareness of the types of careers that are available,” Ms Briers said. * The Inala Careers Expo will be held from 11am-2pm on Saturday at the Inala PCYC, 37 Swallow St.