School debuts first Careers Week expo

SCHOOL leavers have been given a headstart in the world of work or further study after Kingsgrove High School hosted its first Careers Week.

Culminating in a ‘Future Links Careers Expo’ last week and hailed as a huge success, it was designed to beef up opportunities and connection with the local community and education and job providers.
A range of universities and colleges were represented, along with the Australian Defence Force, Training Services NSW, apprenticeship providers, Engineers Australia, Leisure Employment Australia and the Hotel School Australia among many others.
Students heard words of wisdom from School Principal Olga Sofo, sponsor and longterm supporter Kingsgrove RSL CEO Ian Todd, NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns and 2020 Kingsgrove High School alumni Thomas Nikolovski as well as Expo organiser and school careers adviser Artemis Theodoris.
Being the first in her family complete Year 12 and university, becoming the first female principal at Kingsgrove, Mrs Sofo says she is an example of how you can start from simple beginnings and make aspirational goals a reality.
“There is no right way to start a career,” she said.
“Everyone’s career path is different; be true to yourselves and play to your strengths. Each and every one of you has the ability to succeed at whatever you choose to do, so put a plan together and work towards achieving your goals.”