The APTC Nauru office, in conjunction with the USP Nauru Campus and the Nauru Secondary School / TVET College co-hosted an Annual Careers Expo from 2-4 August, 2011.
With the support of the APTC Alumni (past graduates of APTC), the three day event was organised through the Education Department's three secondary schools - Nauru Secondary School, Nauru College and Kayser College, to promote Trades and Careers to the youth and general public.
Employers set up stalls and made presentations to the audience on careers in their respective fields. Many career pathways were promoted through APTC, USP, and Nauru TVET. This included the Education Department who are keen for more local teachers to be trained. The Public Service's Human Resource and Labour staff promoted departmental careers in Government, while the Health Department presented valuable aspects of careers in the Health sector.
The APTC Country Program Coordinator, Formosa Halstead spoke to students, teachers, parents and the public about opportunities for Nauruans to gain internationally recognised Australian qualifications in trade areas such as Automotive, Carpentry, Hospitality, Tourism and Community Services.
Past APTC graduates, now members of the APTC Nauruan Alumni, participated as guest speakers giving an account of their training experiences across the trades, hospitality and community services fields. They explained how they are now applying in the local workforces what they had learnt while training.
The event was covered by the Nauru Media and was attended by staff and students of the local secondary schools, parents, employers and members of the community.