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Ports Authority attends Aitutaki Careers Expo

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National, Outer Islands

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Ports Authority attends Aitutaki Careers Expo
Twenty-one booths from government agencies and private sector were at last month's Aitutaki Career Expo. Melina Tuiravakai/21093004

More than 200 students on Aitutaki attended the Careers Expo at Araura College that was held last month.

The Ports Authority Assets and Operation Manager Andre Tuiravakai from Rarotonga attended the event and said their booth was well received.

Two Aitutaki ports staff assisted with the presentations to students. 

Toru Hewett had excellent communications skills in this area and quickly picked up on the delivery of presentation, informing the students on what jobs are available and keeping them engaged, Tuiravakai said.

Safety briefings were conducted and students were given a demonstration, and allowed to operate the lift, tilt and side-shift controls of a forklift.

Two staff were always on standby on each side of the forklift for safety security, and the teachers and Principal of Araura also participated in the practical sessions of operating the forklift, Tuiravakai said.

An estimated 221 students attended the careers exhibition and there had been 21 booths set up from the Government and the Private Sector.

The early morning sessions were held with the junior students and the afternoon sessions hosted the seniors with groups of up to seven students that rotated every ten minutes. 

“The principal, organisers/teachers and students were very appreciative of our participation,” he said.