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