Expo offers career advice to teens

Students and members of the public at the expo.
Students and members of the public at the expo.

The free expo was open to ESC students and the community and offered an opportunity to learn how to seek help from a diverse range of organisations.

Representatives from Headspace Midland and Sorcit explained their roles in helping teenagers and promoting wellness in the community.

Steve Smith from Sorcit said the teen career development organisation was about providing advice to career conflicted teens.

‘Sorcit is all about helping teens decide where they might want to go for a career… young people tend to worry about this decision so Sorcit is here to help make the decision easier by providing a free service,’ he said.

His main advice was ‘do something you love, on average, someone will work for 50 years before retirement, so do something you enjoy and love.’

ESC principal Bill Mann said the day was a huge success.

‘Young people are often looking for information about a range of issues that they have to deal with on a daily basis,’ he said.

‘Our R UOK? Day gathered together many of those organisations and groups that provide this important information, and it was terrific to see so many students take advantage of this opportunity.’

ESC community health nurse Joanne Gorey echoed Mr Mann’s view and said students and the community were made aware of the resources available to help them.

‘We had well over a thousand people come, including representatives from other schools and community members,’ she said.

‘A significant number of students sought out the services of the presenters for themselves their friends or family.’