Year 10 students from Lakes Entrance Secondary College last month visited businesses in Bairnsdale.  The focus was on exploring job and career options available in our region.

“Year 10 is a year that students need to start to consider where they would like to undertake work experience and work options. By visiting a range of industries students can begin to make decisions about what they may be interested in” stated Ms Deanna Cameron, the Careers Practitioner from Lakes Entrance Secondary College.

The students not only learned about work experience options, but also discovered the expectations of employers when employing staff.  Michele Fry from Gippsland East LLEN, who was one of the organizers of the event, said: “Employers were more than happy to show students around their sites, and to talk to them about the types of employment available as well as to give them ideas about opportunities for the future.  Several students showed their interest in undertaking work experience at some of the sites which is a fabulous outcome for these young people.”

The students visited several businesses in Bairnsdale, and both the Gippsland East LLEN and Lakes Entrance Secondary College would like to thank all the employers who participated in this activity and engaged with the students on the day. 

Tambo Waste Recycling
Bairnsdale Saleyards (East Gippsland Shire Council)
Total Eden

James Yeates & Sons/East Gippsland Newspapers
Dyers Transport

Dynamic Windows
The Department of Land, Water, Planning & Environment
Victoria Police Bairnsdale
East Gippsland Shire Council Parks & Gardens
East Gippsland Water
Bonaccord Farms

Dyer’s Transport
Dynamic Windows