Last week Souths Cares’ Liverpool Opportunity Hub hosted the annual Employment, Education and Wellbeing Expo at the Whitlam Centre.

The annual event provides a great opportunity to link students in the Liverpool Opportunity Hub and the local community with a host of employment and education opportunities available through the diverse companies and organisations who attend as stallholders.

The Expo commenced with a beautiful Welcome to Country by Aunty Gail Smith and a Smoking Ceremony by Uncle Harry Callaghan.

Ashcroft Public School Dancers entertained the crowd with Aboriginal cultural dances they have been learning and performing throughout the year under the guidance of Tara Roberts.

There was over 30 individual stallholders in attendance at this year's expo covering a wide range of industries such as Transport, Construction, Agriculture, Tourism, Sport & Leisure, Aviation, Energy, Health, Recruitment and Defence as well as tertiary and vocational training providers.

The event was well attended by Liverpool Opportunity Hub schools including Good Samaritan Catholic College, Ashcroft High School, John Edmondson High School, James Busby High School, Lawrence Hargraves High School and All Saints Catholic College.

Kylie Dillon, Teacher at Ashcroft High School

The Liverpool Opportunity Hub expo provides our Aboriginal and Torres Strait students with a wide range of pathways into employment and education. It is definitely one of the best job employment expos I have been to this year.

Kye Pitt is a Year 12 student at Good Samaritan Catholic College and explained the Expo provided a great opportunity to learn about traineeships and network with employers.

"I got the chance to speak with all the stall holders who were so friendly to me and my friends. We learnt a lot about different opportunities available, and one of the stallholders will be coming to our school to chat more about Traineeships in Allied Health", Kye said.

The Liverpool Opportunity Hub is proudly supported by Training Services NSW.

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