ASGA Targets Career Expos for Showcasing Signage as an Exciting Career Option
John Watters and Tina Mavris (AusSIP) will be representing ASGA at the Apprenticeship/Traineeship & Jobs Expos being held across NSW in August and September as well as the Perth SkillsWest Careers & Employment Expo from the 25th to the 27th of August.
“Career expos offer the opportunity for students, job seekers and career changers of all ages to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities in relation to career options. At the South Australian, Victorian and Queensland career expos this year we gathered over 150 names of people who are interested in learning more about the sign industry and we look forward to doubling that with our efforts in NSW and WA,” said ASGA Education Committee Chair, Damian Nielsen.
“We recognise that a shortage of skilled and available staff is a problem across many sign businesses at the moment. This initiative is aimed at addressing this issue. We have short courses planned for the people that have registered their interest at the expos that are aimed at giving them a taste of what a career in signage might look like. There are a number of stakeholders that we are working with to make this happen – training providers, sign industry suppliers and other key industry organisations, such as Visual Connections. It’s a big commitment from everyone involved but necessary for addressing the skills shortage issue.”
If you are a sign maker based in Perth and are keen to support this initiative, we encourage you to come along to the Perth SkillsWest Careers & Employment Expo and help spread the word about signage as an exciting career option. Register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASGA members that are seeking an apprentice can register their interest here.