Sonia and Stacey registering attendees.
One of the key Institute focuses for this year is Skills Recognition. The Expo was very successful with over 150 attendees hoping to have their work and life skills recognised against a matching qualification.
Our aim was to communicate to people that the Skills Recognition process takes into account all of the skills and knowledge people have gained throughout their life. To highlight that we understand learning takes place everywhere, not just in a classroom.
Meet Laura. She attended the Skills Recognition Expo on Saturday. This is what she had to say: "I thought the the expo was fantastic and very informative. I visited the business section as well as the information technology section and now I'll definitely be going through the Skills Recognition process for both (due to my current experience). I'm certain this will help with further employment in the future and hopefully full-time work once all my kids are off to school!"
Automotive Aviation & Engineering Carpentry, Furnishing and Horticulture Logistics and supply chain management and manufacturing Business, Management & Administration ICT Fashion Health and nursing Hospitality Organisational Development Ronald was also pleased with the Expo.
This is what he had to say: "The Expo was very organised and informative. The staff were very nice and approachable. I will definitely be pursuing Skills Recognition. I'm keen on getting my skills matched to a qualification so I can be more competitive in the Australian market."
We had careers counsellors on-hand to assist people, a room for one-on-one consultations, resume writing assistance and an Expo specific introductory video playing while people waited to discuss their options. CEO Ray Griffiths and Manager of Employment Services Nola Grant.
A total of 158 people attended the Expo Business and Management received the most enquiries, followed by Centre for Competitive Operations, Aviation Engineering & Security, Health, ICT and Built & Natural Environments.
The top five areas people came from were; Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park, Broadmeadows, Coolaroo and Meadow Heights This Expo has increased awareness of the Skills Recognition process within the north-west community and word should spread further as those who apply because of the information received at the Expo begin to tell their family and friends about the positive experience they've had at Kangan Institute.