Students at Junee High School were feeling motivated and inspired after a careers workshop had them thinking ahead to their dream jobs.
The NSW Business Chamber’s Skillsroad Show rolled into town on Tuesday to help year 9 and 10 students take the first steps needed to reach their career goals.
NSW Business Chamber’s community activation manager Kirstin Casey, who ran the workshop, said the Skillsroad Show was all about opening students’ minds to the endless career possibilities that existed.
“We're talking to kids aged 15 to 24 about what jobs are out there, what the industry trends are like, how to find a job, and what to do once you get a job,” Ms Casey said.
“We also talk about the difference between a job and a career – a job might be something you have for a shorter period of time, but a career is something you put much more time and effort into.
“It’s really important, particularly in smaller towns, that we talk about a range of different job options, because a lot of the kids I see only know about the jobs their family members or community have.”
Year nine students George Harrison and Oliver Philips were among the students at Junee High to attend the workshop.
George and Oliver both said they felt more prepared for the years ahead after the workshop and already had some ideas as to what careers they would enjoy.
“They gave us ideas for what we could be doing for our futures, what career paths we could take, and what steps we need to take to get there,” George said.
“We talked about going to university and doing TAFE courses and what is really important in a job – whether you're enjoying, not much how much money you’re making,” Oliver said.