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All are welcome to the Coromandel/Hauraki Business and Careers Expo this Wednesday 8 August

06 August 2018

This week, Wednesday 8 August, from 9am to 4pm, the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre will be jam-packed with businesses and service agencies showcasing what they do and explaining job and volunteering opportunities and yes - many of these firms have vacancies.

Coromandel Hauraki Biz expo

The business and career expo is a collaboration between our Council and CAN DO, Coromandel Action Network District Owned.

CAN DO is a group of like-minded people in the business community focused on business growth and employment.

Now in its third year, the expo helps match youth with businesses to create pathways for employment.

The Expo is open to all, so whether you're a student, parent or you're looking for work, come along and check it out.  There will be a job board available for you to check out potential employment opportunities, along with various pop-up workshops including:

14:00 Workshop 1 - Sustainable Funding.

  • What is sustainable funding and where to start .
  • The 7 key income streams for Non-Profit Organisations.

14:30 Workshop 2 - Fundraising Events.

  • Why traditional fundraising activities are important – the benefits they bring to your organisation.
  • Where are all our volunteers? How you can get more people helping out.
  • New ways of approaching fundraising events.

15:00 Workshop 3 - Sponsorship - Getting to Yes.

  • The difference between donations and sponsorship.
  • The most important place to start when you are looking for sponsorship.
  • Tips to increase your likelihood of getting a ‘yes’.

There will be more than 60 businesses showcasing what they do to encourage youth to investigate all their opportunities and stay and work in the region.

"Kids get to see and understand businesses in our area, and understand more about careers from a practical point of view and hear about opportunities to do "Gateway After school programmes," work experience, as well as internships, cadetships and apprenticeships," says Marlene Perry, our Council's Economic Development Officer.

The many various exhibitors will include:

  • Roading Company Higgins, with their excavator simulator.
  • Thames Public Art Trust - with models of the winning designs for their Kopu-Thames Hauraki Rail Trail sculpture competition.
  • BNZ Thames with a finance app for teenagers.
  • Habitat for Humanity with their "Decent Housing Lego Challenge".
  • Wintec will be there with info on circular economies.
  • TCDC - cadetships and internships opportunities and info on types of jobs within Council.
  • Waikato DHB - careers in health sector.
  • A number of engineering firms with their displays on what they do and;

Many more exhibitors are registered, along with service agencies such as Thames Rotary, Thames Business Association, Thames Community Centre, the Seagull Centre and there will also be representatives from the arts, building and farming industires, education providers, government agencies and emergency services.

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