Careers Expo for South Canterbury

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18 May 2017

The Careers Expo at the Southern Events Centre in Timaru on 22 and 23 May brings the region’s tertiary training providers together under one roof, giving learners the chance to ask questions about study pathways and career opportunities.

The event, brought to the community by Ara Institute of Canterbury, offers the chance to talk with tutors from a diverse range of 19 providers including polytechnics, universities and industry training organisations such as Dive Otago Ltd and the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute.

Looking at websites is a great start, but nothing beats meeting the people delivering the programmes, who have first-hand knowledge of pathways to careers in a particular industry. Tertiary training providers strive to update their programmes to deliver the skills that employers need.

Ara has introduced new programmes to the South Canterbury region, including the level 7 Bachelor of Applied Management, with a range of specialities, and Computing for Free hubs in Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru.

Ara, which means pathway, specialises in creating pathways to success for all learners. There are foundation programmes to get learners started or professional development options for upskilling or career changes. Ara staff from programmes in trades, computing, nursing, midwifery and allied health, early childhood education, business, and hair and beauty will be on hand to talk to prospective students at the Expo.

Read more: Which providers will be at the Careers Expo?

Read more: Computing for Free in Timaru, Ashburton and Oamaru

Read more: Ara introduces level 7 Bachelor of Business Management to Timaru

Read more: Maori and Pasifika trades training

For more information phone 0800 24 24 76 or email or check the Ara website

Dates and times:

  • 22 May schedule:
  • 9am-12pm – school visits
  • 12pm-1pm – closed
  • 1pm-3pm – school visits
  • 5pm-7pm – open to the public
  • 23 May schedule:
  • 9am-1pm – school visits

Questions to ask at Careers Expo:

  • What industry connections does this programme have?
  • What are the opportunities for work placements and networking?
  • What is your experience in the industry/sector?
  • What did you enjoy and not enjoy about working in the field?