When: Thu 26th May, 2016
Where: Fred Moule Exhibition Centre - Cairns Show Grounds

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Gold Coin Donation

DATE: Thursday May 26, 2016
VENUE: Fred Moule Exhibition Center - Cairns Show Grounds
TIMES: 9:00am - 3:30pm   EVENING: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
ENTRY FEE: Gold coin donation contributes directly to this event and all activities of the organisation.

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS - Will re-open September 2016 

An Annual Event 

Attracting over 3,500 students from over 31 high schools across FNQ annually.  The whole-day event provides students with an opportunity to explore career, employment and education pathways and access to the most up-to-date information provided by over 40 exhibitors including universities, training providers, defence, local industry and business, employment agencies and government departments from across the country.  

Calling out for Exhibitors

The BLA Careers and Employment Expo is a major trade-show style Expo attracting over 3500 years 10, 11 and 12 secondary students from around the North Queensland region. Exhibitors from universities, training organisations, professional organisations, government departments, corporate and private companies are invited to introduce young people and the public to your industry and educational opportunities. 


BLA Careers Guide - Closed
(Available Wednesday 25 May in  the Cairns Post)

Exhibitors and BLA Corporate Sponsors will have a reduced price for advertising in this publication along with the opportunity to provide editorial.  Now with over 22,000 copies printed for the region, the Careers Guide will be in the Cairns Post on Wednesday 25th May and available on the day of Expo at your site.

More information on the Careers Guide advertising will be available next year.  Be sure to get your advertising booked when you register your attendance. 


Radio and Television Support - POA

Our media Sponsors Southern Cross Austereo have Radio and Television Packages ready for you.
(Southern Cross10, Hot FM, Sea FM 99.5 ONE and 11)
Contact Peter McCullagh on 0478 413 627

Exhibitors in 2016

  1. Advanced Personnel Management 
  2. Apunipima Cape York Health Council
  3. Australian Brick and Block Laying Training Foundation 
  4. Australia College of Training & Employment 
  5. Aviation Australia
  6. Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
  7. Bond University 
  8. Brisbane North PHN
  9. Cancer Council Queensland - Relay For Life
  10. Cairns Regional Council 
  11. Cairns State High School
  12. Cairns Transition Network
  13. Careers Australia 
  14. Charlton Brown
  15. Community Training Australia 
  16. Construction Skills Queensland
  17. CQ University
  18. Defence Force Recruiting
  19. Deep Sea Divers College
  20. Digital Careers 
  21. Far North Training & Consultancy 
  22. FIT College
  24. Frontier Leadership
  25. Griffith College 
  26. IGLU Student Accommodation
  27. International House
  28. I Want That Course
  29. James Cook University
  30. JMC Academy
  31. Surf Life Saving Far North Queensland
  32. MEGT
  33. Mrael Group
  34. New York Film Academy
  35. NQ Powertrain Pty Ltd
  36. Proarch Podiatry 
  37. Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges
  38. Qld University Technology
  39. Sero Learning
  40. Skill 360 Australia
  41. Smart City Vocational College 
  42. TAFE Queensland North
  43. TORGAS
  44. Union College 
  45. University of QLD
  46. University of the Sunshine Coast 
  47. Urbanest 
  48. World Education Program (WEP) Aust

This Thursday May 26 - Cairns Showgrounds - Open to the Public 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Gold Coin Donation appreciated.

Far North Queensland Schools - Attending in 2016

  1. Babinda State School
  2. Bentley Park College
  3. Cairns State High School
  4. Freshwater Christian College
  5. Gordonvale State High School
  6. Innisfail State College
  7. Kuranda District College
  8. Malanda State High School
  9. Mossman State High School
  10. Mt. Saint Bernard College
  11. Peace Lutheran College
  12. Ravenshoe State School
  13. Redlynch State College
  14. St. Augustine's College
  15. St Mary's Catholic College
  16. St Monica's College
  17. Trinity Anglican School
  18. Trinity Bay State High School
  19. Woree State High School


For all enquiries for the Careers and Employment Expo contact Adriana Braid
Email  adriana@bla.org.au 
Mobile: 0417 444 179


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Angela Toppin, Chair
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Fax: (07) 4051 5972
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The Secretary
PO Box 7371
Cairns, Queensland, 4870
Secretariat: Sandra Grimm
(07) 4232 2310

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