Central hosts own secondary school career expo

Grade 12 students attending secondary schools in Central Province will now, for the first time, have their own career expo in Port Moresby.

The event will be organised by standards and guidance division of the National Department of Education, supported by the Central Provincial Government.

Governor for Central Province Kila Haoda says the expo will be an annual event where students from NCD and Central would come together to seek assistance from exhibitors, from tertiary institutions and other colleges, on how to fill in their school leaver forms (SLF).

He says Central Province high schools are having their own expo due to the large number of students. Some students would not get much information and would have difficulties filling their SLF, making poor choices to enter tertiary institutions and colleges.

Seven schools in Central Province are attending the two-day career expo at Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI) Hall at Taurama. The schools are Kwikila, Iarowari, Laloki, Kupiano, Mainohana, Mt Diamond and Sogeri National High School.

The expo starts today (Tuesday) and will end on Wednesday, with more than 30 exhibitors from tertiary institutions, police, defence force, teachers’ colleges and other institutions to showcase what they can offer to students.

Haoda officially opened the Central Province secondary schools career expo today at the DBTI Hall.

Annette Kora