Strong interest in health at the Central Australia Careers Expo’s
Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) staff members were swamped with enquiries from eager high school students during the NT Skills, Employment & Careers Expo in both Alice Springs and Tennant Creek last week.
CAHS had information stands at both events and hundreds of students got a chance to see what is on offer for school leavers in health in the region. Workforce Services took the opportunity to promote apprenticeships and other opportunities for Aboriginal students.
In Alice Springs Aboriginal health workers, social workers, dietitians and oral health workers shared their professional experience with curious school children who eagerly engaged in the interactive displays.
In Tennant Creek Environmental Health staff facilitated hand washing with Jeremy the Germ while Workforce Services and the Renal Dialysis Unit coordinated a display on career opportunities. The team from Tennant Creek Hospital took blood pressure readings and demonstrated bandaging and plastering.
The discussions on the busy stand focussed on working and learning in the health environment. It was particularly pleasing to see students from Alekarenge (Ali Curung) participating.