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10,000 Wellington Students To Attend Careers Expo


10,000 Wellington Students To Attend Careers Expo

More than 10,000 Wellington students are expected to attend the Coca-Cola Careers Expo on its inaugural visit to the capital. The Coca-Cola Careers Expo is a one-stop shop of vital advice about study opportunities and careers for secondary students.

Coca-Cola Careers Expo, which will run from Wednesday 18 August until Thursday 19 August at the Queens Wharf Event Centre, provides a forum for secondary students to explore a range of tertiary and career options and offers practical strategies for making a successful transition from school to meaningful work.

The Wellington visit represents the third stop of the Expo's 14th annual tour.

In advance of the Expo, students receive an official Expo Handbook in a special issue of JET magazine. The Handbook, developed by Robyn Walshe of Judi Grace Consultancy Ltd., is designed to be a career planning resource for students before and after Expo.

"Students today are challenged by choice - the career possibilities are unlimited. But knowing where to start and how to explore the options can be baffling," explains Walshe, also a member of the Coca-Cola Careers Expo Advisory Board.

"With good preparation before the Expo, students can narrow down their choices to careers that will be realistic, satisfying and exciting. Then with the huge array of resources at the Expo, including the right people on hand to answer questions, good decisions can be made."

Over 60 exhibitors will participate in Wellington, ranging from associations and companies keen to promote their industry or business, to tertiary education facilities offering training in a broad range of careers.

A highlight of the four-day Expo is a seminar programme that offers students practical information from experts in fields spanning skilled trades, science, sport, health and architecture.

[The Coca-Cola Careers Expo Seminar Schedule is outlined at the end of this document.]

Ian Furlong, General Manager Corporate Affairs believes it is important for companies such as Coca-Cola to support students in developing career management skills that will last throughout their working career.

"What better investment could we make than to support our young people when they are making decisions of such magnitude that they can influence the rest of their lives. We want to give them access to information to enable them to make the best decision they can for them as an individual."

Coca-Cola Careers Expo Schedule

Wednesday 18 August 9am - 3pm (late night 5pm - 8pm) Thursday 19 August 9am - 3pm

Coca-Cola Careers Expo Seminar Schedule

Wednesday 18 August 2004

Room 1

10:00am Food Technology - the science of what we eat 10:30am The World of Business - and that world can be your oyster 11:30am Professional Engineering - how many directions can it take you 12 noon Architecture - combining art and science 12:30pm Tourism and Hospitality - this world to in-bound and outbound 1:00pm travellers 1:30pm Careers on the Internet - linking the global village 5:30pm Student Finances - finding ways of making ends meet 6:00pm Customs - Border Control 6:30pm Accountancy - the number crunching image is a myth 7:00pm Diplomacy and Trade Relations - helping NZ overseas

Room 2 10:00am Journalism - the pen is mightier than the sword 10:30am Art and Design - applying creative and artistic skills 11:30am Law - What's real law? Like courtroom drama 12 noon Land based Industries - get your hands and minds on these opportunities 12:30pm Electronics - there's a lot happening in this field for "live wires" 1:00pm Sports & Recreation - play the game and score for your future 1:30pm Health Professions - careers that support health 5:30pm Working with Animals - more options than being a vet 6:00pm Trades - Learn by doing. Earn while you learn. Finding the pot of 6:30pm gold (1 hour) 7:00pm Medicine - how will you scrub up as a doctor?

Thursday 19 August 2004

Room 1

10:00am Professional Engineering - how many directions could it take you 10:30am Journalism - the pen is mightier than the sword 11:30am Tourism and Hospitality - this world to in-bound and outbound 12:00pm travellers 12:30pm Electronics - there's a lot happening in this field for "live wires" 1:00pm The World of Business - and that world can be your oyster 1:30pm Student Finances - finding ways of making ends meet

Room 2

10:00am Land based Industries - get your hands and minds on these opportunities 10:30am Sports & Recreation - play the game and score for your future 11:30am Architecture - combining art and science 12:00pm Careers on the Internet - linking the global village 12:30pm Law - What's real law? Like courtroom drama 1:00pm Art and Design - applying creative and artistic skills 1:30pm Health Professions - careers that support health

The Coca-Cola Careers Expo is a collaborative initiative developed in partnership with Government, industry and secondary and tertiary educators. The event is underwritten by Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) Ltd. and is free for students, teachers and parents.

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