Future of Work conference a success
Blenheim Sun, Blenheim, General News, Aimee O’Hagan, 14 Jun 2019
The Marlborough 2019 Future of Work Conference was held at the Marlborough Convention Centre on Wednesday, and organisers say the event went “even better than expected”. Approximately 160 students aged 14 to 18 turned up to learn about what careers are available for them in the future.
At the conference, students learned about how to get involved in entrepreneurship, heard about local success stories and inspiring possibilities in the workplace, and even found out
how to write the perfect CV and cover letter! “I learned more about CVs and interviews than I ever have,” MBC student, Hamish Turner, says. “Who would’ve thought that the cover letter is the most important thing?” MGC pupil, Shannon McLean, exclaims. According to regional manager of the Graeme Dingle Foundation, Kelvin Watt, the conference was “quite a big collaboration”. “You’re hearing from someone who’s done the process,” he says. “From our perspective, one of the main things is connecting. “The students are learning about what’s available in a really fun and engaging way.”