College careers expo casts wide net

Thursday September 13, 2018 Written by Published in Education
Teokotai Tupou, Aysha Thompson and Nicole Marurai enjoyed their time at the careers expo on Wednesday. 18091224 Teokotai Tupou, Aysha Thompson and Nicole Marurai enjoyed their time at the careers expo on Wednesday. 18091224

The careers expo at Tereora College was about showing not just her pupils, but the wider student body some of the potential career paths available on Rarotonga, says commerce teacher Christina Ganivatu.

Explaining the background to the expo, held as part of Commerce Week, Ganivatu said it started out involving only commerce students.

“Then we thought we would we would open it up to the whole school.

“We are very appreciative to all who came down to showcase potential careers for our students.”

Businesses and government departments who took part in the expo included Te Aponga Uira, the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, Bank of the Cook Islands, Bank of the South Pacific, the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, CITTI and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.

One of the highlights was a demonstration in which police dog handler Peter Pureau showed off his dog Hoss’s skills at sniffing out “foreign substances”.

Volunteer students lined up to be inspected by Hoss, who had to sniff out a substance planted in one of the student’s bags.

Today’s activities will showcase some of the businesses that commerce students have started, and a trade day will give students and the community the chance to purchase some of the items that the businesses are marketing.

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