The inaugural My Journey Virtual Expo was attend by thousands of students and parents across NSW engaging 100 exhibitors.
The free event, held on July 22-23, gave visitors the opportunity to interact with employers, tertiary institutions, NSW government organisations, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), Group Training Organisations (GTOs) and youth support services.
The virtual platform was a particularly welcomed feature for students in rural and remote areas of the state.
Not only could visitors collect information from exhibitor’s booths and download resources to take home, students could also log in to online chat rooms and receive real-time advice on a huge range of career pathways. It was no surprise to organisers that representatives from training organisations and tertiary institutions like TAFE NSW were busy in the chat rooms answering lots of questions from students interested in their courses.
After busily browsing booths in the virtual ‘exhibit hall’, students had the chance to sit back and settle in the ‘auditorium’ while experts delivered webinars over the two days. Topics included; work experience and the benefits of work place learning, demystifying VET and the HSC, an introduction to LinkedIn profiles, and an overview of one of the EPPP digital careers toolbox tools myfuture.
The good news for anyone who missed out on attending the live event is that it will remain open until the end of Term 3, 2020. Schools are encouraged to continue to browse the content and use it as a resource for their students. Webinars were recorded, online chat room Q&A’s will remain in the forum and all resources can still be download to a virtual backpack which will be emailed to the user.
How to access the expo
For schools that would like to visit the expo and did not register prior to July 22:
- The school needs to first register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once their school is registered, students can visit myjourney.vfairs.com to register for the event.