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22 July 2019

Businesses from across the Coromandel and Hauraki areas are invited to participate in the CAN DO Business and Careers Expo 2019 to meet with young people looking for employment opportunities, as well as adults needing work.

Thursday 8 August 2019

9am to 2.30pm

Thames Civic Centre

This event in its fourth year focuses on matching the youth of our Coromandel and Hauraki areas with businesses to create pathways for employment. Last year we had almost 1000 students from high schools from both districts attend the day.

To be involved is free - it just requires your business to be there for the day - to showcase what you do (business activity) to our youth and to put your best foot forward to attract youth to stay and work in the regions.

Adults looking for work are invited to come along and check out job opportunities.

There are 64 spaces and businesses can either book their own space (it's free) or combine with others for a space.

Registration:  Please register at www.candothames.org. Space holders agree to do the following.

Space Requirements:

In registering to buy a space at the CAN DO Expo, space holders agree to do the following. All spaces must:

1. Try to provide an interactive activity or giveaway showcasing your business: These are our youth and your future employees. Let’s engage their creativity and show what your business does in a fun way. For example, we have had mechanics with cutaway motors and banks with interactive apps.

2. Have a minimum of one person to staff the display space at all times: We recommend two people per space given the number of students coming through. We want to avoid static displays where no one is present.

3. Interact with the students: Share your passion for your business or industry by interacting positively with students and we suggest avoiding areas where the adults just talk to each other and avoid the students.  A young apprentice as part of your crew is always welcome.

We will be providing a prize for the space with the most creative display and interactive experience.

If you need to run your idea past someone – contact Marlene Perry from our Council's economic development team marlene.perry@tdc.govt.nz

Phone: 027 703 0263