Skills, Employment and Careers Expo 2018 – and it’s a wrap

The final event of the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo (SEC) for 2018 was held at the Darwin Convention Centre on 24 – 25 August.

“This is the first time the expo has been held on a Saturday and it was great to see the event so well attended,” said Sim O’Callaghan, Project Coordinator from YouthWorX NT, selected to stage this year’s SEC Expos.

“The expo is for all ages, not just school students, so it was great to see all age groups take advantage of the opportunity to discover the diverse employment and education pathways that were on offer.”

The SEC Darwin Expo this year included the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation’s new sensory friendly initiatives which featured a quiet room and sensory friendly hour on Saturday morning.

An address from the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Sally Sievers, was also a highlight. Sally presented on increasing employment opportunities for all, particularly including people with disabilities in the workplace.

Each year the Expo is held across the Territory in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Darwin.

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation would like to thank all exhibitors, employment providers and attendees that made this year’s Skills, Employment and Careers Expo’s a success in 2018.