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Youth inspired at careers day

INNISFAIL State College was abuzz this week as over 500 students from Tully to Babinda attended Careers Day on Wednesday 15 May.

A collaborative event sponsored by Cassowary Coast Regional Council, the Cassowary Coast Careers Day attracted forty-seven stallholders representing a range of vocations from public sector and defence through to veterinary, agriculture and trades as well as education pathways.

Cassowary Coast Councillor for Community, Culture and Liveability Trudy Tschui was delighted with the event’s turnout.

“Yesterday’s turnout truly underscores the immense success of the Cassowary Coast Careers Day,” Cr Tschui said. 

“The Careers Day started as a way to ‘grow our own’ so that we can show our youth the amazing local career pathways right here in the Cassowary Coast.”

Year ten student from Tully High School Haylee Mills said it was eye opening to see all the opportunities at the Careers Day. 

“There’s so much to do through university, TAFE or a trade it’s really good to look at all the options,” she said.

Stallholders at the Careers Day offered unique insights into various professions and educational opportunities. Representatives from businesses, universities, public services, and organisations were on hand to guide students through potential career options and educational endeavours.

Among the highlights were interactive stalls provided by Cassowary Coast Regional Council showcasing employment opportunities including plumbing, environmental health, mechanical maintenance and libraries as well as apprentice and traineeship opportunities.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services provided a hands-on experience, requesting the students pick up the heavy “Jaws of Life,” a critical tool used in rescuing individuals from car accidents. 

The Cassowary Coast Careers Day has become an annual fixture in student calendars since its inception in 2020, and is organised by Innisfail State College, Tully State High School, Good Counsel College, Babinda State High School and Cassowary Coast Regional Council 

For further information contact Council at 1300 763 903 or email enquiries@cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Greater say for victims of crime and Elite Executive celebrates milestone 12 years.

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