The expo is a great opportunity to learn to help your kids.
The expo is a great opportunity to learn to help your kids. Sarah Harvey

Education, training and employment for youth at expo

PARENTS seeking information about education, training and employment options for their children are encouraged to attend an information evening in Tweed Heads this month.

The Connect to your Child's Future Committee has begun preparations for the event which will see representatives from local organisations offer advice on career pathways and related subjects.

University, TAFE and other registered training organisations will pass on their knowledge and guidance.

Guest speakers from Centrelink and School Based Traineeships will talk with parents on the opportunities available for their children and discuss school based traineeships and apprenticeships.

Partnership broker for Connect, Allison Lonsdale, said the event was formed out of a high functioning partnership supported by key stakeholders from Tweed Shire Council, Department of Education and Communities, Nortec, Careers Advisors Collegiate North Coast and St Josephs Youth Service.

"This event is a wonderful opportunity for parents to learn and become better informed about education, training and employment options for their child," she said.

A sausage sizzle will be available for purchase with proceeds used to improve opportunities for young people of the region.

The free event will be held at the Tweed Civic and Cultural Centre on Tuesday May 28 from 4pm.



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