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CDU finds favour with expo patrons in Nhulunbuy

Karen Glazbrook, Sally Caraher and Helena Hermanus at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Nhulunbuy Karen Glazbrook, Sally Caraher and Helena Hermanus at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Nhulunbuy

Charles Darwin University received a vote of confidence at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Nhulunbuy recently, with patrons choosing the CDU information booth as “best stall”.

Campus administrator Dr Sally Caraher said staff were kept busy during the four-hour program talking to more than 100 curious students and members of the public about career pathways, study options and scholarships.

“Students came from the high school, the Christian College and from Yirrkala,” Dr Caraher said.

“There were many who are still figuring out what area to study, but we fielded a lot of enquiries about nursing, teaching, information technology and the trades.”

Dr Caraher said the iPad give-away quiz generated considerable interest.

“Participants were asked to answer three questions about studying IT at CDU.

“The winner was Brendan O’Sullivan from [Nhulunbuy] Christian College.”

Dr Caraher said she was thankful to Fujitsu, which provided the iPad, and to a local business, who underwrote the exhibitor prize.

The gift included a hand-woven basket from the Yirrkala Art Gallery and $200 in business training from Prowse Business Solutions.

Dr Caraher thanked colleagues Helena Hermanus, Karen Glazbrook, Neil Jones and Geoff Turner for their support.