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Stratford Press - 2021-05-05

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Youth Week careers expo set to inspire job seekers

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A careers expo is planned for Youth Week 2021 in Stratford this May, and it’s set to inspire the next generation of workers and those already in work but looking for change. Hosted by the Stratford Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Workforce Programme, with support from the Ministry of Social Development, Stratford High School, Taranaki Diocesan, Rapid Relief Team and the Stratford District Youth Council, the event brings together a number of local businesses, services and training providers to provide a platform for people to learn more about their career options. Workforce co-ordinator Lisa Holland says there will be something for everyone. “Whether you’re at high school and considering what career path to take in a few years or already in the work force and looking to level up or change direction, there will be something for everyone. Save the date and come along with friends and wha¯ nau to learn more about our amazing employers and training opportunities.” Expo attendees can gain inspiration from a number of businesses, services and training providers including: NZ Defence Force, Fire and Emergency NZ, Police, Stratford District Council, Ministry of Social Development, FEATS (adult and youth learning centre), Taranaki District Health Board, ANZCO, Tui Ora, Tasman Training, Tree Machine Services, Livingstone Building Construction, Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki, UCOL, NZ International Pilot Academy, City Care, and local recruitment agencies for people to sign up with on the day and many more businesses. Food will be available from the Rapid Response Team and Stratford District Youth Council. For information please contact Lisa Holland on lholland@stratford. govt.nz or phone 06 765 6099.

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