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.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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