Baldivis spud king Tony Galati was a big hit at Baldivis High School


The Year 11 Students with Tony Galati.
The Year 11 Students with Tony Galati.

LINING up for selfies with local business entrepreneur Tony Galati were Year 11 students from Baldivis High School last week.

The school had organised a Careers Expo Event in a bid to entice and inform students about some of the careers available to them.

Talking to the students, Mr Galati took many questions, mainly related to potatoes and their size during his talk.

He also told students there was only one way to achieve career and business success.

“When you start in business, you really have to do your research, whether trade or retail,” he said. “Look what your competitors are doing, and see if there is a place where you can compete and do it better than what’s already out there.

“You have to be dedicated and you’ve got to put a lot of hours into it. Whatever you do, be it a business or working for someone else, work hard and you will get there.

“The most important thing is what you put into it, you’ll get out of it. Work hard to do the best you can do with everything you can do.”

The school’s Performing Arts Centre, the Expo, also featured various stalls by local businesses and education institutions.

Two entrepreneurial hospitality students, Shannon Currivan and Lauren Hatton, put their own stall together to inspire other students.

“We just love cakes,” they said.

“Our advice is to begin what you want to do now.”