Souths Cares Liverpool Opportunity Hub hosted their inaugural Employment and Wellbeing Expo on Wednesday at the Whitlam Leisure Centre.
The purpose of the Expo was to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and community from the Liverpool LGA with linkages to employment, training and tertiary education pathways whilst also promoting health and wellbeing.
The event was met with high demand from school students, community and stallholders with a total of 35 stallholders and approximately two hundred guests participating in the day. Students from Westfield Sports High School, Hoxton Park High School, Eagle Vale High School, Ashcroft High School, Lurnea High School and All Saints Catholic College attended the Expo.
A popular drawcard for the event was appearances from Rabbitohs first grade squad members Junior Tatola, Patrick Mago, Hame Sele, Troy Dargan and Souths Cares Ambassador Ethan Lowe.
Kelly Pulevaka, Program Coordinator of Souths Cares Liverpool Opportunity Hub explained the Expo was about supporting students to dream big.
“Today was an opportunity for our students and local community to meet and greet the various services which are available to them here in Liverpool. Students were engaging with stallholders which was pleasing to see and I am certain they will take with them today all this valuable information and return with a clear pathway on their journey to achieve amazing things.”
Alisha Parker-Elrez, General Manager of Souths Cares stated it was pleasing to see the growth of the Liverpool Opportunity Hub.
“Souths Cares has established extensive education, training and tertiary education partnerships and we were excited to provide these opportunities to the schools and community in South Western Sydney. It’s great to see the growth of the Liverpool Opportunity Hub and we are looking forward to hosting our next Employment and Wellbeing Expo.”
The Employment and Wellbeing Expo was proudly supported by the Whitlam Leisure Centre.