A Youth Career Expo was held at Logan’s Access Gateway this month, opening doors and building new skills for 66 young migrant refugees and Access community clients.

A collaboration between the Access Youth team and Access Employment team brought together key businesses and organisations to conduct interview rounds with each candidate on the day.  The group aged 14-25 years were not only given an opportunity to apply for open job vacancies and training opportunities, but also gained valuable interview skills, resume writing skills and networking opportunities with relevant and local employers.

Dina Rashleigh, from Access Community Employment Services was one of the organisers of the event who is passionate about helping our young community access opportunities for work experience and paid employment.

“This expo was a great way to match up a strong selection of employers, many of which are offering apprenticeships and traineeships, with a pool of young and keen candidates who now have a range of career paths they can potentially choose from.” Said Dina.

“Based on the positive feedback received from the employers and candidates who participated, we are looking forward to running an even bigger and better Youth Careers Expo next year.” Said Dina.

The event also delivered information from Access’ Disability Employment team, RTO, Parents Next, and the social enterprise Driving School, providing candidates with additional opportunities to build their capacity and have access to more supports.

Access would like to acknowledge and thank Australian Training College (ATC), Australian Brick & Block Training Foundation (ABBTF), All Trades, Collins Foods (KFC and Taco Bell), Black and White Cabs, Busy at Work, and Osmac for participating and providing important opportunities to our Access youth community.