Students consider trade future after inspiring jobs’ showcase

SHOWCASING a variety of career opportunities for students, Punchbowl Boys’ High School has hosted a highly successful Trade Day Expo.

Providing students with hands-on experiences and valuable insights into different trades and professions, the expo featured an impressive line-up of exhibitors.
These included Flower Power, inspiring students with the potential of careers in horticulture; Axalta, offering a fascinating look into the world of automotive refinishing; Apprenticeships R Us, highlighting the importance of skilled mechanics; NSW Police, providing insights into law enforcement careers; Milwaukee Power Tools, demonstrating a range of power tools and emphasising their applications in various trades; and TAFE Mobile Training Unit, featuring a truck equipped for confined spaces and working at heights training.
Year 12 Visual Arts teacher and careers advisor Clodine Scarfo said the students took full advantage of the interactive exhibits and enjoyed engaging with professionals from diverse fields.
“This event was not just about showcasing careers, it was about inspiring our students to think about their future and the possibilities that lie ahead,” she said.
“I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Vanessa Perkins, Senior Project Office, Regional Industry Educational Partnerships, Training Services NSW, for her invaluable support in organising this event.
“We look forward to continuing our efforts to engage, educate, empower and help our students excel as they navigate their career journeys.”