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CareerFest Southland

CareerFest Southland opens up study, training, employment and career support services to the community to expose Southlanders to trends and opprtunities in the cureent job and future job climate.

CareerFest implements a targeted engagement with real opportunities in the Southland labour market and developing awareness of options and a sense of career direction. The expo, which is held annually, expands the net to provide information and guidance not just for school leavers, but others in the community, who are seeking a change in vocation or want to reaffirm / develop further their career focus.

CareerFest Southland adopted a fresh approach in 2011 with the emphasis shifting to inclde the corparate sector, Southland business and key industries, along with traditional exhibitors from tertiary education providers, industry training specialists and government agenices, to showcase the different options for Southlanders and the jobs of types  which this region will need over the next 10 years.

In 2021 will will look to broaden the scope of the expo with an even greater varitey of exhibitors promoting services, options and ideas to the community.

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Students from Aparima College speaking with the Southern District Health Board in 2018