The period of transition from secondary education to the work force can be a daunting experience for some students. For many it is their first steps into adulthood.

Students have to make decisions that may affect their whole life—do you complete further study? Where will you work? Where will you live? What are the new expectations?

Looking at websites and handouts is a good start; however, meeting the people delivering the programmes is an invaluable experience.

Whether students are looking at what to do when they leave school, or what subjects they need to prepare themselves with, the Franklin Schools Career Expo is a great place to start doing this research.

On Thursday 22 June 2017, everyone is invited to the Franklin Schools Career Expo at the Pukekohe Indian Association Hall.

This expo is offering all local students, families, and the community a place where they can get practical advice on entering their career field. Whether it is apprenticeships, study or travel, the options will be presented without having to leave Franklin.

A wide range of professional providers will be in attendance, so that key people are able to help guide students in their career journey.

The message is clear—no matter what students do when they leave school, it is the conversations they have now, with those around them, that will help them decide.

The expo begins at 5.30pm, and organisers are encouraging the community to take advantage of having these conversations with the amazing resources at hand.