We'll have our new website up and running very soon. But to help you now, we've provided some important information to help with your planning.
The Careers Expo will be held on 12 – 15 May 2016 at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. Event times are 9:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May.
The event involves nearly 100 exhibitors participating and promoting their diverse range of career and employment pathways to potential students. Over the four days of the Expo, all local universities and many tertiary educations colleges (TAFEs), government agencies, registered training organisations (RTOs) and prospective employers will be brought together under one roof to provide visitors with a unique opportunity to investigate, learn and engage.
For visitors, the Expo is best suited to students in Years 9 to 12 and their parents. It also has relevance to anyone considering a career change or up-skilling.
For exhibitors, the event provides a forum in which to promote education or training courses; offer employment or volunteering opportunities; or explain counselling or guidance services.
Entry to The Careers Expo is FREE. Mark the date in your diary!
Two days have been especially set aside for students attending as part of organised school groups. To ensure this is easy for even the largest groups, we have arrangements in place to bring buses into the venue’s back-of-house loading dock area. This allows for safe access by students into the exhibition pavilions and simplifies the arrival process for bus drivers.
We strongly encourage school groups to attend on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May 2016. On these two days, we open the event an hour earlier (at 9:00am). We've provided some details below to help you to start getting prepared now.
To register your interest you can provide us with your details and book an arrival time slot by using our electronic registration form (available by clicking on the "Click to register" button at right).
If you need further information, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Over the next few months we will progressively publish further information on our new website to assist teachers and careers guidance officers who wish to prepare for their school to visit the Expo. The detailed information that will be added includes:
Drivers should particularly be made aware that it will not be possible to park their vehicles at or in the venue — drop-off and pick-up only will be possible. However, we have made special arrangements for buses to use the loading docks at the rear of the building for the purpose of delivering and re-collecting students.
We are always on the look-out for organisations that offer education or training courses; employment or volunteering opportunities; or counselling, or guidance services. But these aren't the only types of organisations that participate in the Expo, We're often surprised at the range of organisations that participate and derive value from the event.
Let's know if you're interested
We're regularly approached by people from organisations that we haven't even thought of. People who realise that they have something of special interest or relevance to high-school students or to people looking to up-skill or change their career circumstances.
If you think that this may be you, or if you want further information on how to exhibit at the Careers Expo, email us at email@example.com or call (08) 9417-2331.
It's a good idea to make sure that bus drivers are fully-informed of the arrangements that will apply at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. These arrangements are the same whether the driver is working for a private bus company or is a staff member operating a school's bus.
The first thing to be aware of is that buses must come to the rear loading docks NOT to the front plaza area. To access the loading docks buses must enter, via the boom gate entry at the western end of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Depending on from where the bus is travelling, the loading ramp may be approached in one of four ways:
From the south:
From the west:
From the east:
From the north:
After being granted entry past the boom gate, drivers will be directed to proceed up the ramp into the loading dock area from where they will receive further instructions.
After students have disembarked, buses will need to leave the area using the exit route onto Riverside Drive.