Careers Expo Opens Up a World of Opportunities

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Toowoomba senior students were treated to a host of career opportunities at the Mary MacKillop Pathway Showcase on Wednesday, 22 June. In a show of solidarity, the College invited all senior students from Toowoomba Catholic schools to learn and explore the endless possibilities when it comes to life after school.

The likes of Boeing, Australian Defence Force, Queensland Ambulance Service, TAFE Qld, USQ and UQ as well as a variety of training organisations and local employers were showcasing different avenues for students to explore in their career pathways.

Utilising the central location of the Micah Centre at the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office, enables the opportunity for students from Year 10 to 12 across Catholic schools in Toowoomba to access more than 20 vendors at this event.

Vendors include:

University of Southern Queensland
University of Queensland
Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office
Australian Defence Force
JRS Manufacturing
DGT - Downs Group Training
Queensland Rail
TAFE Queensland
Department of Small Business, Education & Training
Golden West Training
Kohoe Meyers
Martins Stock Haulage
Queensland Ambulance Service
North Australian Pastoral Company
Blue Care
Wellcamp Airport
Demi International
Followmont Transport
Imagine Childcare

College Principal, Mr Chris Gabbett commends this event and the Pathway Team, saying “As a Catholic school, its core to our mission to enable our young people to reach their potential. Getting career pathways right is a non-negotiable in that endeavour.  We want all of our students to feel they are called to do something great”.

"We are continually astounded by the growing number of opportunities available to students in our region. We gain so much enjoyment from watching students discover these opportunities", says Christie Richardson, Career Support Officer.

Career Development Practitioner from the College, Jen Stevenson said “The purpose of this event is to present many pathways, many ways students can go in life. They can be a combination and they don’t have to be linear. It’s part of our role to ensure all students are exposed to these pathways and can explore them.  The concept of this event was to put them in touch with organisations and industries, building community, connections, networking partnerships so that our whole community can continue be engaged in career pathways.”

With a strong focus on the diversity of career pathways and the increased contribution from local, state and national organisations, this event, only in its second year was one not to be missed!

For more information on career pathways and opportunities at our senior school, contact us here.