Minister for Ageing and Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies, and Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres officially launched Penrith’s first Career Check-Up Expo for Mature Workers on Wednesday 6th February.
The Expo, hosted by IRT Foundation and the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be held at Penrith Panthers on 20 February 2019, and will be a one – stop – shop for people aged over 45 looking for advice on career planning, education & training, financial planning and job seeking services.
IRT Foundation Manager Toby Dawson said “If we enable Western Sydney’s over 50s to work for longer, the region can benefit from a large group of older workers who still have much to offer the growing Western Sydney economy. This in turn can lead to an improvement in wellbeing, as research clearly shows that flexible and fulfilling work can enhance our quality of life as we age”.
It is expected that by 2031, 1 in 3 people in NSW will be aged 50 or older.
“The key is ensuring we manage the challenges and maximise the opportunities being created by the ageing population.” said Minister Davies.
“Older people still have so much to give and bring a wealth of experience into their careers, and the NSW government is committed to tackling ageist attitudes by working with the business community to remove barriers to continued participation among older workers.” said Mr Ayres.
President of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce Simon Gould said the Chamber is proud and excited to partner with IRT Foundation to bring the Career Check-up Expo to Penrith. “This event provides our members with a unique forum to present themselves as potential employers to a determined and skilled workforce, and is an opportunity for local seniors to explore potential employment options closer to home.”
Attendance for mature workers is free and registrations for employees and exhibitors are now open. Vintage FM will be at the event broadcasting live for all to enjoy!
For more information or to register, visit www.irtfoundation.org.au or call 134 478.