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Students get a taste of tourism and hospitality careers

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Maria Russell, Hannah Peterson, Trinity Hill from Isis High School took part in the recent careers expo.

Local students looking for inspiration for their careers were given the opportunity to talk to tourism and hospitality representatives at a recent Careers Expo.

Hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council the event featured a Bundaberg Schools Come ‘N’ Try Day and Bundaberg Careers Market as part of a regional roadshow.

Bundaberg Tourism’s Anna Maslen attended the expo, speaking to local students about the number of opportunities available right here in the Bundaberg Region.

“The Bundaberg Region is a big up-and-coming area for tourism at the moment with a number of new operators starting up, and a number of existing businesses continuing to grow so it is great to talk to the students about job opportunities and career paths within the tourism industry,” Anna said.

“It's a great chance to encourage students to look into the industry within the local area as it is quite difficult to bring people from outside the region in.

“There are a number of entry level jobs in tourism which is why it is considered such an easy industry to enter.”

Isis District High School student Maria Russell said the event provided her the chance to try her hand at cooking while also learning how to make mocktails.

“We have been learning about different careers in the tourism and hospitality industry at this expo,” she said.

“We got to make mocktails and rice paper rolls which has helped me to think more about being part of the hospitality industry.

“This expo is a great opportunity to learn about the tourism industry as there is such a wide variety of different things to learn about.”

A number of local organisations attended the event including Bundaberg Regional Council.

Queensland Tourism Industry Council's Career Roadshow is designed to showcase, promote, and bring a sense of excitement back to the tourism and hospitality industry in the eyes of Queensland's next generation of workers.

You can find out more about the virtual career expo here.

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