More 170 students will attend MEA’s Victorian Careers Program in Melbourne on Tuesday 21 August at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Students from a range of tertiary institutions including William Angliss Institute, Swinburne University of Technology and Holmesglen Institute of TAFE will learn first-hand from experts from C2 Melbourne, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Peter Jones Special Events, State Library of Victoria, Event Travel Management, Décor It Events and Business Events Geelong. The speakers will provide an insight into their careers and what opportunities to expect in one of the country’s most exciting and varied service industries.
Participants will be invited to extend the boundaries of what they know about the events industry, challenge their thinking of how their future in the industry may look like, and experience the “day in the life’ of an event manager to help prepare them for their career.
The events industry offers students many diverse avenues including audio visual production, event management and exhibition management – working in venues, large and small, that cater for events for business, government and the public at large.
MEA has been conducting career insights programs across Australia for more than six years as part of its strategy to grow a sustainable and skilled workforce. The Careers Insights program is part of MEA’s Career Pathway that also includes mentoring, scholarships professional development and networking to nurture and support young professionals who are looking for a career in the events industry.
There are Careers Insight events coming up in Western Australia in September and in New South Wales in October.