Employment forum for Clontarf students

Photos by Kevin Dalgetty
Photos by Kevin Dalgetty

TWENTY former and current Coodanup Clontarf students have explored their career opportunities by learning from various industry leaders from around the Peel region.

They attended the third annual Coodanup Employment Forum, where they asked questions to potential employers in a speed-dating format and began to form an idea of where they want their careers to go.

Coodanup Clontarf director Craig Callaghan said the students enjoyed the experience.

“The students responded very well,” he said.

“They felt more confident after meeting them, and with the two-way interviews, they were able to ask questions, so it wasn’t just one way.”

Mr Callaghan also hopes that by getting to know some of the students, the speakers would be able to help with potential job opportunities in the future.

“Our biggest focus is getting our aboriginal boys focusing on that employment side, whether it’s casual through year 10/11 or when you hit year 12, and you’re getting out of the school environment and into the workforce for the first time,” he said.

The students concluded their day with lunch and a group discussion about what they learned from the experience.