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2023 Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

When: Thu 24th August, 2023

Where: Cairns Showgrounds

2023 Cairns Youth & Careers Expo


The BLA has forged strong working relationships with all secondary schools in the region and provides secondary students with relevant, up to date knowledge, skills and resources to meet the current and evolving scope of the business community.  Dedicated to advancing career opportunities and pathways for secondary school students, we are uniquely placed to broker these opportunities for the young people in Far North Qld.  As the education curriculum in our secondary schools has evolved to align with the rest of Australia, the VET pathways/opportunities are also diversifying and growing each year and we feel that it is important that regional students have access to this information as they approach graduation and begin to make their career choices.

We are expecting in excess of 4,000 students and visitors at this year’s expo and we are wanting our exhibitors to focus on high interaction booths…  Over the past 4 years this platform has proven to be very successful with the event gaining traction nationally.  Our 2023 Expo interaction will consist of virtual reality demos, makeup demos, CPR demos, Forklift and scissor lift demos, a confined spaces experience, drone demos, electrical display, earthmoving equipment simulation, helicopter cockpit, welding simulation, Army Reserve Training and a live radio broadcast to mention a few!