Community looks at career options
Army cadet, florist, tourist agent and engineer were just some of the wide range of careers on display at Karratha Career Central: Reach Your Peak career expo last Wednesday.
The free annual event, organised by Empowering People in Communities and the Department of Training and Workforce Development, and held at Karratha Leisureplex, saw 57 businesses from 10 different industries set up stalls to promote what their services do for students and community members interested in finding a new career path.
Career Central has grown to become one of EPIC’s biggest yearly events and draws hundreds of people through its doors over the course of a busy day.
EPIC workforce development co-ordinator and career expo organiser Teagan Brown said this year’s event had focused on showing students the diversity available in local work.
“In the four years I’ve been working in Karratha the industry has changed,” she said.
“It’s not as easy as it was to find work in the Pilbara, and if you do want to stay here a long time, we do need to diversify as a community.
“So the theme of this year for us was diversity in terms of understanding all the businesses that make up this town. Yes, there is still mining and yes it’s fantastic, but we have florists, we have hairdressers, we have visitor centres, and we have a lot of tourism and hospitality that’s really important to us.”
Ms Brown said the strong showing from businesses was a testament to the level of community spirit in Karratha.
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