Savana and I attended the 2012 DET Careers Expo in Darwin where we spent an inspiring couple of days chatting with students looking to further their education in tourism after they finish school.
There was a lot for them to take in. We had an awesome time helping them learn about the sorts of opportunities available – from working in the Bowali Visitor Centre to managing permits in this fantastic national park and creating interpretational signage and walks.
Then there was the promise of assisting rangers with animal surveys and controlled burning to consider too!
We were guests at the Tourism Top End stand where we advised students on traineeships, school-based apprenticeships and VET qualifications. It was great to see young people interested in working in the park.
Verena Bukovac, Assistant Deputy Principal at St John’s College, was very interested in learning more about our opportunities for her indigenous students wanting to work on country. As we have various pathways – from Junior Rangers to the Kakadu Indigenous Rangers Program (KIRP) – it was really exciting to be able to put her in contact with our training officer for a yarn.
Thanks to everyone who helped out and everyone who came to talk to us – it was fun meeting the next generation of park superstars!
Find out more about tourism opportunities in the Top End.
Penny and Savana, Kakadu National Park
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