Visual Connections calls for volunteers at career expos in Adelaide and Brisbane

Visual Connections is calling for volunteers to share their industry experience with students at upcoming events in South Australia and Queensland.

The 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 24 and 25 May.

The Sign & Print Career Connections program, an industry-wide initiative to attract new talent to the print, sign and wider graphics sector.

The initiative is led by supplier association Visual Connections in partnership with the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA), FESPA Australia, the Flexible Packaging & Label Manufacturers’ Association (FPLMA), the LIA and the Visual Media Association (VMA), in a genuine ‘whole of industry’ approach.

“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,” said 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, Moore said 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.”

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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