May will be a busy month for the Sign & Print Career Connections team, with Careers Expos in both South Australia and Queensland set to feature the new-look talent initiative. Now, organisers Visual Connections are putting out the call for volunteers to share their industry experience with students.

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The new Sign & Print Career Connections stand will travel to Adelaide for the South Australian Careers & Employment Expo to be held on 10 and 11 May at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

From there, the stand and the team will make their way north, arriving in time for the Queensland Careers & Employment Expo which is to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 24th and 25th May.

“Our fantastic new stand, designed and produced in cooperation with Visual Media Association and IVE Group – has already proven highly effective in attracting the attention of students, with on-stand Try-A-Trade activities giving interested young people the chance to experience some typical industry skills,” says Visual Connections General Manager, Sarah Moore.

“However, it’s the information and insights provided by careers advisors, trainers, current apprentices and industry professionals that help students, teachers and parents get a real sense of what a career in print, sign and graphics might involve.”

While the Sign & Print Career Connections team is fortunate to have long-term partners, careers advisors Tina Mavris and John Watters from AusSIP leading the teams on stand in both Adelaide and Brisbane, and to have assistance from the local TAFEs, Sarah says volunteers who can spare an hour or two to attend the events and speak to visitors will make a huge difference.

“We are looking for people who can help explain the processes and products on show, but also share their own career journeys, provide some insights into the opportunities available in the industry, and help us get students excited about the possibilities,” she says.

Volunteers will be supported by a comprehensive 20-page brochure that provides information on industry careers, and an online resource that connects potential apprentices to training and employment opportunities.

To volunteer, call Visual Connections on (02) 9868 1577 or email To find out more, go to Sign & Print Career Connections online.


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