Release type: Joint Media Release


Learn. Earn. Legend! Careers Expo helps Indigenous kids


Senator the Hon Mark Arbib
Minister for Employment Participation
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Government Service Delivery

More than 1000 young Indigenous Australians and 42 prospective employers will take part in the Learn. Earn. Legend! Careers and Employment Expo at ANZ Stadium in Sydney today.

Minister for Employment Participation Mark Arbib and Parliamentary Secretary for Employment Jason Clare said the Careers and Employment Expo was designed to help young Indigenous Australians in their transition from education to employment.

Senator Arbib said theLearn. Earn. Legend!initiative aimed to encourage young Indigenous Australians to stay in school or training to strive for a career and become a legend in their community.

“The best thing all kids can do is get a good education. We know that the more education you have, whether that be finishing year 12, completing a TAFE qualification, an apprenticeship or a tertiary qualification, the more likely you are to get a good job,“ Senator Arbib said.

“Indigenous students and job seekers will also have the opportunity to mingle with NRLLearn. Earn. Legend!ambassadors. Players attending include Preston Campbell, Nathan Merritt, Joel Thompson, Travis Waddell, George Rose, Brad Tighe, Rhys Wesser, Chris Sandow, Yileen Gordon, Michael Bani, Blake Ferguson and Robert Lui.”

Mr Clare said the expo would include workshops, information sessions and interactive programs covering a range of employment topics.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for young Indigenous Australians to find out about the vast job opportunities available to them,” Mr Clare said.

“There are four Careers and Employment Expos being held across New South Wales this year.

“The expos are funded through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Employment Program in partnership with the NRL and Corporate Culcha – an Indigenous workforce, training and development organisation.”

The firstLearn. Earn. Legend!Careers and Employment Expo was held in Dubbo earlier this month. Two more expos will be held in Wagga Wagga and Newcastle later in the year.