One Mahurangi Business Association will team up with Mahurangi College to present a career expo in Warkworth on August 12.
The Mahurangi College Future Pathways Evening will be held at the college gymnasium from 7.30 to 8.30pm.
Various trades and businesses will be represented, including tertiary providers, private training organisations and local companies.
More than 40 stands are expected. Business association manager Murray Chapman says local firms will be well represented.
“I firmly believe there are a lot of jobs in the industrial area and down in the CBD of Warkworth that kids who are not thinking of going to university should be looking at,” he says. Mr Chapman says school leavers with good manual skills that they can apply to fields like engineering, plumbing and panelbeating can enjoy an exceptionally good career without the burden of a student loan.
Moreover, qualifications in skills such as welding and joinery are always in demand, allowing those who possess them to practice their trade around the world.
Mr Chapman adds the expo is not just for school leavers, but for anybody who may be considering a new role.