THE young people of the Goulburn Valley are being encouraged to live and learn locally thanks to funding received as part of the Victoria Government’s Engage! Program.
Shepparton’s own Live and Learn Locally Program, incorporating the annual careers and training expo, Careers Day Out, was announced as a successful applicant of three years of funding through the program.
Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos said, “We want young Victorians from all walks of life to achieve their goals and kick goals for the community – these grants help them do that.”
The Live and Learn Locally Program provides opportunities for young people to discover the diverse range of education pathways and employment available across the region, no matter what their career choice is.
The program, coordinated by Greater Shepparton City Council, GOTAFE, La Trobe University, Committee for Greater Shepparton, Goulburn Murray LLEN, University of Melbourne and GV Health, is an extension of the already successful Careers Day Out event, now in its 20th year.
The program broadens the scope of Careers Day Out by offering opportunities for learning explained program coordinator, Tricia Martinek from Greater Shepparton Business Centre.
“We aim to bridge gaps and link the young people of the Goulburn Valley with partner programs, organisations and industry to build a strong future for all,” Ms Martinek said.
“We are excited to be partnering with the Victorian Government to deliver this new program. We are calling for community groups and businesses who may already be working in this space to contact us, so we can close the gaps, and link together the fantastic initiatives already on offer here in Greater Shepparton.”
Careers Day Out 2018 will be held at the Shepparton Showgrounds on Thursday, April 26, with 1,300 Year 10 students expected to attend. The event will also be open to the public from 4pm to 7pm.
Registrations are now open for exhibitors and sponsors visit www.careersdayout.com.au, [email protected] or call Emily on 5833 2530 to discuss your involvement.