Young leaders were shown many alternatives for their future careers on Thursday.ZACH HUBBER June 6, 2014 10:04am
The leaders of the future were presented with an array of career options at Echuca-Moama Beacon Foundation’s futures workshop and work with wheels careers day yesterday.
Businesses from across the district, Bendigo and Melbourne gathered at Rich River Golf Club to inspire and educate year 10 students from Echuca College, St Joseph’s College and Moama Anglican Grammar School.
Careers ranging from beauty and fashion to the army and police forces were stationed inside and outside the venue.
Beacon co-ordinator Cheryl Sweeney said the foundation was amazed by the community support it received.
‘‘We did a lot of ringing around, but we had a lot of support from the beginning,’’ Mrs Sweeney said.
‘‘It shows the Echuca-Moama community cares about its kids.’’
About 320 students listened and engaged with 50 workshops of their liking.
Mrs Sweeney said the workshops gave students a greater idea of what career they might pursue.
‘‘Year 10s are at a level where they’re just about to decide on subjects, so these presentations give them a lot of comfort that there is more than one option,’’ she said.
‘‘Even if a young person went to a workshop that wasn’t for them, it’s still a success, because now they know they’re not interested in that area.
‘‘Some students who might be disengaged with school are now excited about maybe doing an auto electrician trade with the defence force.’’
Echuca United senior football coach Scott Beattie was the guest speaker, reflecting on his professional and coaching careers to date.
Among other topics, he emphasised the importance of keeping true to the person you are and not being defined by a career.
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