Armadale Senior High School – 2019 Careers Expo

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Last week Alastair Kleyn, the Director of Alita constructions, with Sarah Dutschke, the HR Manager, attended the Armadale Senior High School 2019 Careers Expo to showcase the different career opportunities within the Construction Industry.

Throughout the evening, between 6 pm and 8 pm, students and their parents attended the expo talking to various businesses about the opportunities available to them. With over 40 businesses partaking in the expo, it was great to see so many youth getting out and about with their parents to discuss and research different career opportunities for their future.

The free Alita Constructions hats were a big hit on the night – over 60 hats were given out to students,  as well as packages containing information about Alita Constructions, building projects completed within the City of Armadale and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and an outline of each occupation within Alita Constructions, including daily tasks and position requirements.

Ali and Sarah spoke to a lot of students about the different positions available in the construction industry. An interesting observation during the night from both Ali and Sarah was that a lot of females either walked directly passed the Alita stall or just briefly looked at our display. Upon making conversation with these females, they quickly learnt that a lot of females see no future for themselves in the construction sector. There is a perception among the females that the construction industry is just for men, and that it is all about being a tradie. Trades are a  big part of the construction industry and females can most certainly do any trade they like, but there are various other positions in a Construction company, that require both females and males. A lot of the young females had no idea these positions existed and when these positions were explained to them there seemed to be a lot of interest.

Some examples we have in the Alita Constructions office we have people employed for are;

  • Office Administrator
  • Finance Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Building Consultant
  • Client Liaison Officer
  • Estimator
  • Contract Administrators
  • Project Managers
  • OSH Officer
  • Warehouse Coordinator
  • Construction Manager
  • And of course the Director.

Ali and Sarah really enjoyed the evening and strongly encourage other business owners to partake in future events like these. It provides a great opportunity to encourage, share and educate the young people about the trade/profession you are passionate about, especially because these young adults are the future of our local businesses.

Thank you to Rebecca Ford and all those involved from Armadale Senior High School for bringing together a great event like this and involving the Armadale community.

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