Advance Diversity Services (ADS) has joined forces with local training and job service providers to host a free Careers & Employment Expo at The Kogarah Storehouse on August 31. In this Q&A, Kim Wan Chung, Senior Community Services Officer for ADS, talks about the event and why job seekers in the St George and Sutherland Shire area should visit and talk to the friendly stallholders and others involved.

Who should come to the Careers & Employment Expo and what will it offer them?

The expo is for job seekers of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including recently arrived migrants and humanitarian entrants, as well as any other job seekers who need assistance. The event will provide job seekers with links to employment and training providers and easy access to information and advice on their training and employment pathways all under one roof.

What jobs skills workshops will be offered at the expo?

We’re offering a variety of workshops, including:

  • Do’s and don’ts in a resume.
  • Recognition of overseas skills and qualifications.
  • How do you pitch?

Great free advice will be on offer in these workshops, which will be really helpful for people who are keen to gain employment. So, please come!

What other support and information about careers and employment will be available?

We’re providing a range of other support and information including:

  • Information Stalls – which cover employment services, English programs, vocational training courses, volunteering and settlement support program information, and information on community and settlement services.
  • Jobs Board– with job vacancies from a variety of organisations.
  • Help Desk/Qualification Hub– providing one-on-one advice on qualifications and

skills assessment, resumes, cover letters and interview tips.

What else can tempt people to visit the expo?

Once visitors have browsed the stalls, gathered information and talked to the experts there will also be a free morning tea and lunch for them to enjoy.

Who else has ADS joined forces with to host the expo?

The Careers & Employment Expo is an initiative of TAFE NSW and the St George Sutherland Shire Employment, Training and English Action Network, which comprises representatives of Advance Diversity Services, Asian Women at Work, Chinese Australian Services Society, Employment and Training Masters, Georges River Council, Gymea Community Aid and Information Service, MTC Australia, Redwoods Work Collaborative and TAFE St George College.

What are the details?

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023,

Time: 9.45 am – 1.30 pm
Venue: The Kogarah Storehouse, Cnr Kensington and Gray Streets, Kogarah

Cost: Free