Expo outlines choices

00:18, Jun 27 2012

Kaikoura High School held a well-attended and informative careers expo in the school gym last Monday, says Kaikoura Youth Council representative Amber Priddle.

Amber was speaking to the Kaikoura District Council at its meeting last Wednesday. Nearly 30 providers attended the expo from across the country, and she said the students had really made the most of the opportunities to find out about their tertiary options and what they would need to do to follow their career choices.

School careers adviser and expo co-ordinator Julie Priddle said the day had been a great success. Students had interacted positively and engaged with the visiting providers to make the most of the morning. The students were also kept busy with a quiz, entries of which are in a draw for a spot prize.

The students and visitors enjoyed a lunch together, including the obligatory crayfish of course, and a number of students got to make coffee for the guests as part of their hospitality training. "The feedback from the providers was extremely positive. We have developed a reputation for providing a vibrant and diverse expo – and one offering providers a good spread of food," said Mrs Priddle.

"The next step is to take our senior students for onsite visits to some of the providers in Christchurch. This will enable them to see first-hand what these institutions are like.

"These students will also be given course planning advice and have the opportunity to look at accommodation facilities."

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