Monday, July 25

Rarotonga Careers Expo 2011

The Careers Expo is now an annual event organised by the Ministry of Education on Rarotonga to give local schoolchildren some ideas about what career and job opportunities are available.
About 600 kids visited over 30 local and overseas exhibitors during the day. That included all form 2 and higher students on Rarotonga and 60 or so from southern group outer islands. And there was also plenty of interest from people looking for a change in career, school leavers who don’t yet have a job and adults wanting to re-join the workforce, for example after raising a family. Everyone was welcome.
The outer islanders certainly took the event seriously and wore colourful pareu shirts and dresses adding a festive note to the Telecom Sports Arena.
Plenty of competitions and giveaways kept the kids busy as did interactive displays such as the flight simulator from Nelson Aviation College and 88FM’s DJ outpost.
But probably the happiest worker at the show was the Cook Islands police drug dog – the tail never stopped wagging!
If we’re all that happy in our jobs life will be great!