League legends help job seekers
INDIGENOUS school leavers and job seekers can look forward to meeting some true NRL legends, including former NSW skipper Max Krilich, on Wednesday, May 30, at a jobs fair specifically tailored for indigenous locals.
Attendees can also pitch for a job and get some solid help in getting one, with 40 organisations advertising careers and training on the day.
As a bonus, those attending will be invited to an exclusive rugby league coaching clinic on Thursday, May 31, featuring personal advice from the stars.
The jobs fair is part of the "Learn Earn Legend!" campaign, an initiative of the Department of Employment Education and Workplace Relations which has partnered with the NSW Origin Legends organisation.
The program supports indigenous school leavers and job seekers to complete their education, secure a job, and "be a legend", both personally and as a member of their communities.
General manager of NSW Origin Legends and NRL great Max Krilich said "our charter is to help indigenous kids and junior rugby league in the country, and we have a very good success rate".
"The kids are stoked to meet some of the guys and, as a result, are happy to listen to their advice and be guided into the jobs market," he said.
Other NRL stars showing up for the event include Chris Anderson, Paul Sironen, Steve Martin and Dean Widders, who will be hosting the event. A community charity dinner will also be held on Tuesday, May 29, at the Lismore Workers Club in conjunction with the NSW Origin Legends.
Mr Krilich said all money raised from the event would be donated to both local junior rugby league clubs, and encouraged any junior rugby league supporters to be there.
The jobs fair will commence at the Lismore Workers Club at 9.30am on Wednesday, May 30.