Career choice on the agenda

IF you're still undecided about the right job for you, head to Coffs Harbour Racing Club on Wednesday.

That's when the best advice will be available at the Coffs Harbour Career Expo, which is part of the Mid North Coast Innovation Festival. As many as 1000 students and hundreds of other community members flocked to last year's expo to meet local employers and find career paths.

“This is our third year running the expo and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger,” careers adviser Leonie Kennedy said.

“Jobseekers seem to have this perception that there aren't any jobs available locally. Meanwhile, our local businesses struggle to find workers.

“Our aim is to help boost the local economy, address local skill shortages and strengthen the foundations of the region's economy.

“The career expo provides a great opportunity for businesses to raise their profile within the local community, to local youth, parents and teachers, as well as providing a networking opportunity for exhibitors.”

The expo is supported by the NSW Business Chamber, North Coast Youth Career Connections, the Department of State and Regional Development, TAFE NSW North Coast Institute and Coffs Harbour City Council. It is free and runs from 9am.

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