Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Job expo to boast 65 exhibitors

14 July 2014

Job expo to boast 65 exhibitors

Students and job hunters from across Palmerston North and Manawatū will have the opportunity to talk to 65 businesses, organisations and training institutes in one location.

Sponsored by Higgins, Sort It will be held on Tuesday 29 July at Arena Manawatū. It will showcase jobs, careers, study, training and development opportunities available in our region. Massey and Victoria Universities, BNZ, NZ Defence Force, Palmerston North School of Design, Primary ITO, NZ Post, MidCentral Health are some of the many organisations supporting and exhibiting at the Sort it Expo.

Co-organiser, Palmerston North City Councillor Adrian Broad says he’s over the moon with the response from the business community.

“We had hoped for 40 exhibitors but we’re now at 65!”

The full day expo combines seminar and workshop sessions and will bring together corporate employers, business owners, educators and training providers with school leavers and job seekers. Keynote sessions from the inspirational Cam Calkoen and international business builder Simon Barnett will be held.

Sort It stemmed from the success of “Where’s my Job”, an event held in Feilding last year. It is a combined initiative from both the mayors of Palmerston North and Manawatū District.

Supported by Community Engagement manager, Cathy McCartney, and Community Services consultant, James Etuale, they say it’s about helping people to get ahead.

“We want to ensure migrant communities and all people have an opportunity to both develop and contribute their skills to the employment market in our region,” James said.

StudentCity has worked closely with the student associations from Massey University, International Pacific College, UCoL and Te Wananga O Aotearoa on the project. Co-coordinator Bettina Gohl says Sort It is the best step you can take to gain meaningful work or study.

“You’ll gain valuable insights to help you assess career opportunities. You’ll learn what steps you need to take to ensure you’re on the right track.”

Destination Manawatū has provided the Sort It steering group with event management and marketing expertise. Its chief executive, Lance Bickford, says Sort It is a wonderful collaboration opportunity.

“Sort It will be fantastic opportunity for students, graduates, job hunters and new migrants from across the wider Central North Island.”

Sort It is open to everyone.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news