Checking out career opportunities with Eilidh Gallagher from Aviation Australia are Chris Kidd and Jarrod Best from Xavier College.
Checking out career opportunities with Eilidh Gallagher from Aviation Australia are Chris Kidd and Jarrod Best from Xavier College. Alistair Brightman

Thousands crowd Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo

THE Brolga Theatre was crowded with an estimated 2000 jobseekers on Thursday for the second Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo.

More than 45 businesses, industry representatives and education providers were all in the one place giving useful advice.

Among the crowd were hundreds of high school students looking for career ideas.

Expo attendees also had a chance to try the practical side of trades including mechanical, bricklaying, carpentry, civil levelling, hairdressing and cooking.

Fraser Coast Regional Councillor for training and employment Robert Garland said it was a fabulous event.

"The jobs and career working group should take a bow," he said.

"A lot of people need to be able to look at jobs available at the time.

"It's one thing to read a brochure or get online but it's better for job seekers to have face-to-face information."

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



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