The annual careers expo at Katherine High School attracted 25 exhibitors this year.
The 16 September event was described by the school’s Industry Engagement Officer Sandy Talbot as an “exciting opportunity to explore local and more universal employment opportunities.”
“It was amazing to see so many of our students engage with careers’ representatives, learning about jobs in the Katherine region, the greater Northern Territory and beyond,” she said.
“We are fortunate to have plenty of job opportunities for young people in Katherine, but sometimes it’s not easy for them to know where to look.
“The industry forum gives students a chance to talk about jobs they might not have known existed.”
Vocational Training and Careers Coordinator Sarah Smith said it was rewarding to see the younger students “step up and think about their futures”.
“It was fantastic to see so many students excited about discussions regarding their futures, and the potential directions they could take,” she said.
“It was particularly great to see our Year 9 students begin to seriously consider their next steps and aspirations.”
The exhibitors included Wurli-Wurlinjang Aboriginal Health Service, Defence Force Recruiting, Master Builders NT, Northern Land Council, Kalano Community Association, Katherine Town Council Rangers and NT Police.