In celebration of Youth Week 2022 (April 4 to 14), Metro Assist organised, in partnership with Canterbury Bankstown City Council and the Lebanese Muslim Association, the Kickstart Youth Employment Expo for young people aged 17 to 24.
Kickstart Youth Employment Expo was a great opportunity for young people who were looking to kickstart their career to meet with effective contributors in the job market: employers, RTOs, job providers and community organisations.
The objective was to offer new perspectives and opportunities to participants and help them learn about available pathways to education, training and employment.
Metro Assist always aims to upskill young people and support them into sustainable employment.
Stallholders who attended to support young people in their employment journey and in achieving their career goals included TAFE NSW, Navitas Skilled Futures, ISS Facility Services, Hungry Jack’s, Licenses 4 Work, Skillsroad, Dress For Work, Dress For Success, Bankstown Central, Australian Retailers Association, Collappor8, Apprenticeship Careers Australia, Thrive Refugee Enterprise, Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre, and Camera Confidence.
In the morning, young people participated in seven job readiness workshops:
- Resume writing
- Cover letter writing
- Employability skills (general skills)
- Employability skills (retail industry)
- Interview tips – first Impression
- Interview tips – how to make a good presentation
- Camera confidence – building young people confidence
oung people were delighted to participate in workshops, engage with stallholders, and learn about services and career opportunities available for them. They were eager to ask questions, collect pamphlets and flyers, gather information, and learn about available courses, training or job opportunities.
At the end of the day, to celebrate the young people, a draw was organised and two young participants received a $100 gift card from Metro Assist.