JOB seekers may find employment opportunities at the Blacktown Job and Employment Training Expo on Thursday, September 5, at TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute, Blacktown College.
The expo gives people access to direct employment opportunities.
It also offers career and industry opportunities available to school leavers and job seekers who live in Blacktown and across Western Sydney.
Associate director for TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute Sue Westbrook says it can be hard to find a job, especially locally.
"This expo connects employers looking to fill positions with local job seekers from Blacktown and Western Sydney," Ms Westbrook said.
"We already have a diverse range of business, trade associations and employment organisations registered for this year's expo.
"We encourage people who want to learn and develop to come to the expo because it could lead to a life-changing job and a fulfilling career."
People who are starting or planning a career path can find out more about the skills needed to work in a particular industry or profession.
It is also them a chance to get to know how TAFE, universities and other registered training organisations can help them in getting the job they want.
Ms Westbrook says more than 2300 people attended the event last year and that recent ABS statistics show that education levels are soaring in Blacktown.
"Since 2006, attainment of university qualifications has increased by 47.5 per cent and by 35.7 per cent for diplomas," she said.
"The Blacktown community is more engaged in educational pursuits than ever before and this expo is another means to pursue a career path of choice or secure that ideal job."
The expo will include a free sausage sizzle at noon and will run from 10am to 2pm on Thursday week at Blacktown College, South Campus, Conference Centre, C Block.