The second Dreamtime Career Expo, hosted by the KGI, was a huge success with 45 stall-holders representing the corporate, community and education sectors.
Over 1200 members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community attended the Expo in the Maurice Rioli Room, at Richmond’s ME Bank Centre.
The Expo was part of the celebrations for the AFL’s Indigenous Round, and the Dreamtime at the ‘G game. The event was buzzing with people and energy throughout the day.
“There was a wonderful variety of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal agencies with great information for youth to access. The Expo was of real value to the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) because we were able to collect information from young people about legal issues that need to be addressed,” Loretta O’Neill, VALS.
The day would not have been possible without the help of volunteers from La Trobe University and 40 REAL Program alumni, who assisted with everything from set up of the stalls, greeting guests, giving away tickets to the Dreamtime at the G, and cleaning up.
Lindsay Bryant, a REAL Program alumni participant from Shepparton, enjoyed helping out so much that he has already arranged to do his Year 10 work experience with Kalinya Communications, who coordinated the event.