The Brimbank/Melton LLEN held the third Brimbank Careers and Jobs Fair on Wednesday 28 April 2015 at Club Italia in Sunshine. This year’s event received sponsorship support from YouthNow Careers Excellence Centre and Apprenticeship Group Australia (AGA).
The Careers Fair was well supported by 55 organisations representing Universities/TAFE, Registered Training organisations, Job Services Australia organisations, Disability employment services and Employers.
Over 600 students from local Brimbank Secondary schools attended the Careers Fair throughout the day. Local service providers such as AMES and Brotherhood of St Laurence attended with clients from the programs they run. In addition, over 300 people from the local Brimbank area attended the event seeking information and guidance from the organisations present to assist them in finding job opportunities and courses to enable them to pursue career path prospects.
Since 2013, when the Brimbank/Melton LLEN held the first Careers & Jobs Fair, the number of organisations presenting and the attendance at the event has grown rapidly. This year the Brimbank/Melton LLEN with the assistance of YouthNow conducted a formal review of the event. The outcome of the review strongly indicated that the participating organisations and attending schools rated the Careers & Jobs Fair very highly. Therefore it is planned that the Brimbank/Melton LLEN will again in 2016 work towards gaining the funding and resources to hold a similar event in mid 2016.