Months of hard work and planning by the LMA was rewarded when a large gathering of high school students and other jobseekers joined us for the Career Expo at our Lakemba offices on Thursday 24 November.

The Expo saw the LMA collaborate with 24 businesses and educational and training organisations as exhibitors/stallholders on the day.

Hundreds of students attended the Expo, including large groups from Punchbowl Boys, Belmore Boys, Lurnea and Miller Technical High Schools and Bankstown Seniors College – along with other college and tertiary students and jobseekers.

Stakeholders present included: CatholicCare Sydney; MTC Australia; the Ministry of Beaute by Ghada Nour; Dippindots; Australasian Muslim Times (AMUST); Better Choice Care LLC; Asian Women At Work Inc; Marrickville Legal Centre; Navitas English Bankstown; Corrective Services NSW; MatchWorks; Ability Choice Care; Wesley Mission; Work + Stay Recruitment; the Bread & Butter Project; NECA Training & Apprenticeships; Australian Public Service; Youth Action NSW; TAFE NSW; Fitted for Work; Al Aseel Lebanese Restaurants; Moment Weddings; Western Sydney University and Canterbury City Community Centre.

The LMA scored a major coup when world renown nutritionist Moodi Dennaoui agreed to come on board and ran a two-session wellness forum.

The charismatic Dennaoui, who is known throughout the fitness industry as ‘The Diet Doctor’, had his youthful audiences captivated by his presentations, in which he provided the students a list of ‘do’s and don’t’s in terms of eating and drinking, both at home and at school.

Further workshops were run by Raiyan Ramadhan from Moment Weddings (photography) and the Ministry of Beaute by Ghada Nour (makeup).

Deputy Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown Bilal El-Hayek MC-ed the Expo with his usual professionalism

“Moodi and Bilal are both exceptional brothers and true friends of the LMA; their involvement in the Career Expo further enhanced a great day,” Chief Program Officer Bronwyn Hadife enthused.

“The event was an overwhelming success and it was a privilege for us to collaborate with and partner with the schools and colleges, the businesses, training and educational organisations and of course of our sponsors (Al Aseel restaurants, The Last Slice pizza restaurant, Moment Weddings and the Ministry of Beaute by Ghada Nour).

Sister Bronwyn was also full of praise for the LMA’s Career Expo media partner, the Australasian Muslim Times (AMUST).

“AMUST have been fantastic in promoting our recent major events and we look forward to a strong, ongoing association with them.

“A strong relationship between the LMA and the media outlet which has become the voice of Australia’s diverse Muslim community is vital.”

AMUST Editor-In-Chief Zia Ahmad commented: “We see it as our duty to provide advice, direction and opportunities to the next generation of talented community members and we were proud to partner with the LMA for the Career Expo, an event from which the entire multicultural community can benefit.

Having now staged two major events (National Mosque Open Day and the Career Expo) in less than a month, the LMA certainly won’t be resting on its laurels.

Watch this website as well as our social media platforms for news of more major events and exciting programs that we have in the pipeline.