RAPHAEL WAYNE DAMOK
SECONDARY and technical schools in the National Capital District and Central province converged at Don Bosco Technical School yesterday for the beginning of the 2009 NCD central career expo.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop, in opening the three-day event, commended the organising committee and pointed out the nation needs a population that is skilled and educated to advance in the global community.
Mr Parkop challenged students to make use of the information that will be made available by the participating institutions to make informed decisions regarding their careers and future to better their lives and their communities.
Representatives from the University of Papua New Guinea, PNG University of Technology, Divine Word University, University of Goroka, Pacific Adventist University and Australia Pacific Technical College were there to showcase their programmes and assist students with their enquiries.
Chairperson of the career expo organising committee Olando Antonio said the event would allow Grades 10 and 12 students the opportunity to choose what pathway they could follow after they graduate.
“These students will have the opportunity to choose between tertiary institutions and technical colleges to further their studies and careers,” Mr Antonio said.