BTS21 The Next Generation


The BTS21 Industry Jobs Hub will showcase our exciting industry to thousands of students and potential job seekers

BTS21 The Next Generation
More than 1000 school students are expected to visit the Brisbane Truck Show

The Jobs Hub is co-located with the National Apprentice Challenge at the South Bank Piazza from Thursday, May 13 to Sunday, May 16 as part of the South Bank Truck Festival and features a full schedule of interactive entertainment.

Exhibitors and career specialists will talk to attendees about heavy vehicle industry career paths and how to get started on the journey.

The Brisbane Truck Show has a proud history of showcasing career opportunities in the heavy vehicle industry – bringing school students from all over Brisbane to the event so they can learn more about the industry and the diverse and rewarding career pathways available.

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) chief executive Todd Hacking says that the success of the Jobs Hub at the last show inspired the expansion to showcase the heavy vehicle industry to a wider audience.

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"We are excited to relocate the Jobs Hub and National Apprentice Challenge to the South Bank Piazza, making it free for the community to attend, and linking it with the South Bank Truck Festival," Hacking says. "We are partnering with the state and federal governments to ensure job agencies, job seekers, parents, teachers and students have access to industry ambassadors and real jobs.


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"Within the same space, we will be delivering an engaging education program with hands-on workshops, master classes and hackathons aimed at inspiring and empowering our industry’s next generation."

WALKED THE WALK

The whole activation will be hosted by an amazing young entrepreneur named Scott Millar. From selling keyrings at local markets, Millar grew his business into an e-commerce brand, shipping thousands of units a month by the time he was 15.

At 16, he launched a company creating holograms for events and marketing and, by the time he was in grade 12, he was travelling around the world, working with leading brands on their events.

Millar now works with young people worldwide to show them that age, location and background is no longer a barrier for success in today’s innovation economy. 

This year will see a series of workshops, masterclasses and hackathons take place

"I am hoping to lead by example to show other young people the amazing things they can do and the opportunities they can take if they both work hard and work smart," Millar explains.

GREAT TURNOUT

The South Bank Piazza is an amazing covered amphitheatre that will also feature the live staging of the National Apprentice Challenge.

"Alongside all that, Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors will be connecting with students and other job seekers from the Jobs Hub display," Hacking adds.

"We have previously brought in hundreds of students from about 40 schools in the Brisbane catchment.

"This year, with additional support from the Queensland Government, we are expecting that number to head well north of a thousand and coming from upwards of 100 schools."

Hacking says the BTS21 Jobs Hub presents a unique opportunity for Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors to demonstrate the diverse career paths available across the industry and to access the great pipeline of talent for their businesses.

"We are really excited to be able to connect with the broader community around the strength of the heavy vehicle industry and the rewarding careers that we know are there for people with the right attitude," he says.

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