Kurri Kurri High School holds Speed Careering day

Kurri Kurri High School year 10 students got an insight into a variety of occupations at the school’s Speed Careering day on Thursday.

The event is part of the school’s Work Readiness program.

It is run in a “speed dating” format, with small groups of students spending 12 minutes talking to business or industry representatives.

Kurri Kurri High School community liaison officer Heather Sutherland said the aim of the day is to help students develop an awareness and knowledge of the array of career paths available in the today’s workforce.

”Many students have limited knowledge of the breadth of career paths available in their community post-school,” she said.

“The Speed Careering event focuses on increasing students’ awareness of the career paths available to them by providing opportunities for them to interact with local business representatives.”

Industries represented on the day included hospitality, nursing and midwifery, mining, youth work and services, travel and events, dentistry, the air force and real estate.

Ms Sutherland said the students were “really engaged” with this year’s presentations.

VIDEO: Check out students trying the hands-on nursing demonstration in the post below.

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