Exciting career options on show in Lithgow


Career options galore will be showcased at TAFE Western Lithgow College’s Careers Day on January 21, with exciting pathways available for people of all ages and abilities.

Lithgow College Team Leader Lynn Hewitt said the Careers Day was an opportunity to display some stimulating career opportunities that are available not only at TAFE, but with other agencies right across the region.

“Armed Forces Recruitment, all the local job agencies, Western Sydney University and Centrelink are just some of the organisations that will be on hand to showcase what they have to offer the people of the Lithgow area,” Mrs Hewitt said.

“TAFE Western will also have all hands on deck. Consultants, teachers and councillors will be here to show how we offer training and education opportunities not only at the Lithgow College, but also via our award-winning TAFE Western Connect (TWC) program.

“Many people in Lithgow don’t know about TWC, but it allows people to study a huge range of fantastic courses online and remotely from the comfort of their own homes, with the support of the Lithgow College via the library and in the future at the Student Hub.

“Popular courses such as Community Services, Education Support, Animal Studies, Tourism and Youth Work, just to name a few, may not be available here at Lithgow but we can certainly cater for local people who are interested in distance and remote learning.”

Mrs Hewitt said with Lithgow’s high unemployment statistics and current downturn in mining employment, now was the perfect time to consider a career change.

“This Careers Day is meant to appeal to everyone,” she said. “We’re encouraging school leavers, the unemployed or people looking at a career change to come along and get some fantastic ideas for the future.”

Mrs Hewitt said there would be other attractions on the day, including a sausage sizzle organised by Volunteer Rescue Services.

The Careers Day will be on from 12-6 pm on Thursday, January 21. For further information phone the Lithgow College on 6352 0444.