The 6th ANZ Community & Migrant Expo in Auckland attracted over 2,000 visitors on Saturday, October 5. Held at Shed 10 in Auckland CBD’s Queen’s Wharf, over 60 exhibitors shared information about getting settled and living in New Zealand. Experts from government agencies, community associations, and the commercial sector offered specialist guidance about education, employment, career opportunities, health, and housing.
To name a few, exhibitors include the NZ Police, Auckland Council, Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Immigration New Zealand, Inland Revenue, and Skills Update Training and Education Group. Skills Update introduced fees-free courses to new migrants keen to learn new skills, obtain NZ certifications, fill employment gaps, and contribute to NZ’s economy. Across three campuses in Mangere, Kelston, and Papakura, Skills Update offers a range of qualifications, which include horticulture, automotive, electrical engineering, building & construction, carpentry, warehousing & distribution, fitness, health & wellbeing, and security. Skills Update also held a giveaway contest where one lucky Facebook follower won a $200 Westfield shopping voucher.
Apart from interacting with exhibitor representatives, visitors also got to benefit from free-to attend seminars which covered topics like career exploration, buying a home, renting, starting a business, and investing in NZ. Complimentary one-on-one sessions with ANZ Personal Bankers helped visitors identify personalised solutions that align with individual circumstances, banking needs, and future goals. To aid migrants looking for a job, CV experts from CNSST Foundation provided 15-minute private consultations on CV writing. Tailoring CVs to what Kiwi employers favour can improve chances of securing a job interview and ultimately landing the job itself. Dedicated to inculcating environmental values vital to maintaining NZ’s clean, green, and beautiful image, Waste Minimisation 101 is an informative presentation highlighting waste reduction practices new migrants can implement into daily life. Other highlights include cultural performances, freebies, and a delicious array of food featuring different cultures.
Thank you ANZ for organising this event. We look forward to the 7th ANZ Community & Migrant Expo in 2020.