Google and Qantas join local firms for shire careers and education expo

Students at a previous expo at the Sharks Leagues Club. Picture supplied
Students at a previous expo at the Sharks Leagues Club. Picture supplied

Up to 1000 students in years 10-12 from Sutherland Shire schools are expected to attend a careers and education expo at Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club.

Businesses ranging from local firms to big names such as Google and Qantas will be represented at the event on Wednesday, August 15.

University and TAFE advisers and industry and trade experts will also be present.

It is the third careers and education expo hosted by the Sharks and development partner Capital Bluestone 

Organisers say it will “focus on delivering real outcomes”, and there will be opportunities for students to gain internships, work experience and casual work.

Capital Bluestone managing director Ben Fairfax said this year’s expo included a new element.

“In previous years, we’ve had great success giving young people an insight into the range of careers available to them,” he said.

“This year, we are taking that a step further by bringing together employers and students and facilitating real-world work experience.”

Mr Fairfax said Sutherland Shire Council and organisations associated with industries including hospitality, construction, fitness, technology, and the emergency services would be involved.

Club chief executive Barry Russell said the expo was part of its Sharks Have Heart community program, in which Capital Bluestone was a Platinum Partner.