Inaugural Careers Expo Comes to Golden Plains

Golden Plains Careers Expo

Young people across the Shire are invited to attend the inaugural Golden Plains Careers Expo at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre on Saturday 24 June 2023 from 10am until 3pm. 

The Golden Plains Careers Expo (the Expo) aims to advance the learning and employment outcomes for young people in Golden Plains, by increasing access and awareness of education and career pathways to enhance employment opportunity and outcomes.

The Expo will provide young people the opportunity to see a diversity of education and work pathways and speak to industry professionals attached to universities, skills and trainings institutions and local industry and employers such as Western Plains Pork, Meredith Dairy and Golden Plains Shire Council. 

Presented by Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham, special guest speakers including Victoria Police Sergeant Craig Grant, Director of Meredith Dairy Julie Cameron, former Golden Plains Young Citizen of the Year and member of the Victorian Youth Parliament Alisha Nurnaitis and Associate Director, Partnerships and Growth at Federation University Bill Mundy will take part in a panel discussion where they will provide insight into specific career pathways and share their experience. 

Exhibitors include Australian Catholic University, Deakin University, Federation University, Federation TAFE, Victoria University, The Gordon TAFE, South West TAFE, CFA, Australian Defence Force, Jobs VIC, Headspace and the Bannockburn YMCA.

Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham encouraged young people in the Shire to attend the inaugural Golden Plains Careers Expo in Bannockburn. 

“The Golden Plains Careers Expo is a one-day event showcasing a full range of options for those wanting to explore their future career options, including education and training opportunities. 

“This inaugural event is a fantastic opportunity for youth to explore a range of career pathways and further education opportunities and to connect with employers and industry professionals. 

“The Expo has been built on an understanding of the importance of providing students, parents and school leavers, access to broad range of information and sound advice on career pathways and I personally look forward to hosting the event, and meeting with the youth who attend on the day.”

The Expo will also provide young people an opportunity to engage with Council’s Youth Development Team and register for skills and work training on offer. 

The Golden Plains Careers Expo is jointly funded by a $299,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Building Safer Communities program and a contribution from Council.

To learn more and to register your attendance for the Expo, please visit or contact Council Youth Development team on 5220 7111 or email [email protected] 

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