Thursday, 05 November 2009
On Wednesday, 28 October more than 100 visitors attended the annual Kambarang Careers Day, hosted by ECU’s Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research.
Indigenous high school students and community members came along to find out more about university life and explore future study options at ECU.
A number of interactive workshops were held, including a science workshop run by ECU Chemistry lecture, Dr Magdalena Wajrak, a drama workshop run by WAAPA Students and a didgeridoo skills workshop run by ECU student and 2009 NAIDOC Battle of the Didges winner, Glenn Moore.
A highlight of the day was a motivational talk from Fremantle Docker, Des Headland. Visitors were given the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about importance of furthering their education as well as hearing about Des’ aspirations away from football.
Kurongkurl Katitjin’s Promotion and Recruitment Officer, Max Jackson was very happy with the feedback received from schools and visitors, and is excited about prospects for next year’s event.
“The 2010 Kambarang Careers Day should be a great opportunity to further promote ECU courses and its Indigenous students” he said.
The Careers Day is named Kambarang after one the six Noongar seasons.