You know those boring careers expo your school forces you to go to? You and your friends go along so that you can get a day off school and spend the whole time walking around different stalls, not really paying attention unless someone is giving away a good freebie. At the end of the day you end up with a bag full of free pens and USBs but no actual information about career options for when you finish school (but hey, at least you got to skip Maths).
We know that your traditional careers expo can be a bit dry and doesn’t actually help you when it comes to making decisions. They don’t always show you all your options, and if you’re thinking of doing anything other than uni there’s not a lot of info there for you.
That’s why we want to talk to you about Skills Show Australia 2018.
It’s not your usual lame expo (trust us, we wouldn’t be telling you about it if it was). To start with, it doesn’t have your stock standard universities attending because we know you’ve already heard about them a million times. Instead, there’s a heap of industry leaders, experts and top education provides that are based in Australia’s trade and skill industry.
If you decide to go along, you won’t be walking around boring stalls- everyone there is super passionate about what they do and will be able to give you career advice that actually helps. There’s Try’A Skill, which will give you a chance to actually have a crack at trades like automotive, construction and hospo. Annndd, you’ll get a chance to see young people who are killing it in a trade with the National Championships. It’s a massive competition where the best of the best show off their skills and all the cool shit they do in their job.
Plus, we know you guys have been struggling with things like saving money and budgeting, so you’ll be keen to head along to the money workshops which will teach you everything you didn’t know about earning cash.
Even if you’re super keen on going to uni, it’s still worth checking out the Skills Show Australia (entry is free so you’ve really got nothing to lose).
It’s held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June in Sydney at the ICC. You can go by yourself, your mates, your parents or convince your teacher to let you ditch a day of school and go with your class.