Fraser Coast councillor Robert Garland and local personality Ian Dinte help spread the word about the Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo at the Maryborough Markets.
Fraser Coast councillor Robert Garland and local personality Ian Dinte help spread the word about the Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo at the Maryborough Markets. Contributed

Councillor hits Maryborough's streets to promote jobs expo

JOVIAL councillor Robert Garland opted for a novel way of spreading the word about this year's Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo.

The councillor for education and training donned an advertising sandwich board at Thursday's Maryborough Markets and handed out flyers.

"Last year was big, but I expect this year's careers expo to be even bigger," he said.

"It's a chance for attendees to talk one on one and find out what opportunities are available and what qualifications they need to get into certain careers.

"They'll also receive tips on how to approach employers and stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs."

More than 50 exhibitors including local businesses, training and education providers and industry representatives will be the expo from 9am to 4pm on Thursday, July 25 at Maryborough's Brolga Theatre.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell said this year's exhibitors also included try-a-trade stands.

"People will have a chance to try the practical side of a number of trades including mechanical, bricklaying, carpentry, civil levelling, hairdressing and cooking," he said.

"You might not even realise you have a passion or flair for a certain trade until you get your hands dirty and try it. It is features like these try-a-trade stand that makes the Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo such a successful event.

"It's also a chance for employers to touch base with local jobseekers.

"We have a very large skills base here on the Fraser Coast."  

Those attending the Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo will also go into the draw for prizes such as an ipad.

Last year, more than 1700 students, school leavers and prospective employers attended the expo.

For more information, go to www.frasercoastopportunities.com.au/fraser-coast-jobs-and-careers-expo.



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