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Wagstaff uses Connect 4 to inspire the next generation.

November 2018 saw the bi-annual Employment Futures Expo at Chase Terrace Technology College, what a great turn out it was! Nearly 2,000 people attended, from students and parents to educators and careers advisors. All looking to gather as much information as they could about the careers and jobs available now, but also what the next generation of jobs could be.

The Wagstaff team worked hard to prepare for the event – it can sometimes be quite tricky to make a business or job sound interesting to the younger generation. We thought long and hard about how to make our industry a little more interactive to really get those young minds ticking. We chose to use Connect 4 – whilst a fun game to enjoy, it also enabled us to spark conversations about the jobs people thought they could do if they worked for the company who made Connect 4. We were impressed at the response;

  • Accountant.
  • Marketing.
  • Designer.
  • Quality.
  • Health & Safety.

 

These were just a few mentioned without any prompting, and all by the young students. We really hope this got them thinking about all the different types of jobs and industries out there and possible pathways they could go down that they hadn’t really considered before. Wagstaff also offered hits and tips relating to CV writing and interview skills.

It was a fantastic night and we love the idea behind it. We would like to say a huge thank you to CTTC for having us and ho

sting such as great evening, a massive well done to all of the companies and businesses that took the time to attend and showcase their industry, and finally a big round of applause to the younger generation for getting involved and being the employment future!

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