This year’s Dorrie Day, hosted by Port Curtis Coral Coast Trust Limited (PCCC), is set to inspire the community and provide an opportunity to connect job seekers with a range of employers to learn about career opportunities.
The third annual Dorrie Day will have eight guest speakers from NRL’s International Legends of League who will also host a football clinic.
Dorrie Day is proudly supported by Bundaberg Regional Council’s Partnerships and Sponsorships Grant Program Round 3.
PCCC Communication’s officer Jakarni Appo said the Dorrie Day event was a celebration of career and employment opportunities for the First Nations community.
Jakarni said Dorrie Day was an opportunity to collaborate with like-minded organisations and provide a chance for local businesses to connect with First Nations job seekers who aspire to work within the industry.
“It is an ‘outside the box’ event that focuses on the excitement of employment and the personal growth and satisfaction you gain from a fulfilling career,” she said.
“Dorrie Day is a fun, engaging, visual event that whets the career appetite for students and community alike.”
Jakarni said this year First Nations dance troops would deliver an outstanding display of culture through dance and storytelling and invite the community to join in the final dance.
“Then our First Nations guest speakers speak to attendees about their engagement into the workforce, pathways taken, opportunities gifted, and opportunities missed,” Jakarni said.
“This is candid conversation baring all bones, talking about the real struggles that are faced, and ways and suggestions to overcome them.”
Jakarni said last year’s Dorrie Day had 50 exhibitors with interactive displays to encourage community members to play, learn, dream and aspire, and she said this year was set to be just as big.
“Both events are held outside, with a real feel of connection to Country and touch of sunshine on your face, this is to retract from the historical confines that four walls, metaphorically and physically, bring to traditional jobs fairs,” she said.
“This provides the attendees with a relaxed informal environment to ask questions, think differently and understand different opportunities they may not have thought of in the past.
“We had the pleasure of supporting over 40 students with work experience at the events, they had the unique opportunity to engage directly with potential employers.
“The feedback from the employers was sensational and students thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and developed new skills and stepped outside their comfort zone.”
Dorrie Day Bundaberg 2023 will be held at CQUniversity, 6 University Drive, Bundaberg from 10 am to 3 pm on Thursday 24 August.
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