The Cassowary Coast Careers Day is back in 2021 with a huge call for employers in the sectors of    primary industries, business, and tourism, to be involved.

Over 300 students are set to attend Careers Day, which will be held at Innisfail State College on August 12 and will host Tully State High School and Babinda State High School.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor, Mark Nolan, advised that the aim of Careers Day is to identify   current and emerging jobs within local businesses and ensure there is a supply of local skilled people to meet that demand.

“Many students are interested in staying in the local community. However, they are not sure of the opportunities available to them.”

“The Careers Day creates a platform for local businesses to get in front of upcoming job seekers and build relationships that may lead to future work experience and careers,” Mayor Nolan said.

Manager of Canegrowers Innisfail, Sandra Henrich, stated that the Cassowary Coast Careers Expo is a wonderful opportunity for our organisation to showcase the diversity of jobs in agriculture.

“Within the agriculture industry, we often receive feedback from youths, who, when they think of jobs   in agriculture, most often think of on-farm positions.”

“The Careers Expo enables our organisation to educate youths and showcase positions to which they    may not have been exposed,” advised Sandra Henrich.

“Last year, Canegrowers were able to showcase these positions, including those of Agricultural Extension Officer, management-level positions, IT&T, Communications and Education, to name a few.”

“Considering agriculture is a key contributor to our local culture and economy, it is great to have the   opportunity to highlight the possibilities of working locally in this field,” she said.

For more information on how to become involved in the Cassowary Coast Careers Day 2021, please  contact the Cassowary Coast Regional Council on 1300 763 903 or via email enquiries@ccrc.qld.gov.au.

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