JOBEX High-tech focus at employment expo
Jobs in emerging industries will be the focus of South Australia’s biggest employment exhibition – JOBEX – which is being held in Adelaide, Port Augusta and Murray Bridge in November.
The State Government has partnered with employers including Santos, BAE Systems, Fleet Space Technologies and leading tertiary institutions to host the event, which is expected to be attended by thousands of job seekers, graduates and students.
The jobs expo was announced by Premier Jay Weatherill on 7 September 2017.
“JOBEX will connect current and future jobseekers with organisations and industry leaders, offering a range of exciting career pathways,” said Premier Jay Weatherill.
Employers will showcase career pathways and job opportunities in five growing sectors: defence and ship building, health and research, IT and high-tech, energy and mining, and tourism, food and wine.
TechInSA’s Chief Executive Mr Joe Thorp will share his extensive experience in product conceptualisation and commercialisation when he speaks at the expo on 11 November 2017.
“TechInSA works closely with start-ups and entrepreneurs to grow the high-tech sector which will be a large part of South Australia’s future. It’s important for those looking to enter the advanced manufacturing and hi-tech sectors to familiarise themselves with the opportunities available and learn how their skills can be developed to fit current and emerging industries,” said Mr Thorp.
Regional expos will be held in Port Augusta and Murray Bridge, linking South Australians living in the regions with industry leaders and job opportunities in growth industries.
JOBEX supports other State Government initiatives aimed at creating South Australian jobs including the $200 million Future Jobs Fund, the expanded Job Accelerator Grant and cutting payroll tax for small businesses.
JOBEX will be held in:
Adelaide: 10 and 11 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre
Port Augusta: 20 November at Central Oval
Murray Bridge: 23 November at Unity College.
South Australians interested in attending are encouraged to register via the JOBEX website. Registration is free but essential.