Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith will be attending the annual Australian Teenage Expo at the Melbourne Royal Showgrounds tomorrow.
More than 6,000 young people from across Victoria are expected to participate in the annual Australian Teenage Expo that offers a broad range of information from jobs and careers to health and relationships to sport and entertainment.
Mr Smith said the Australian Teenage Expo provides young Victorians with valuable information about an array of services and organisations aimed at helping young people to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives.
"I encourage all young Victorians to get involved and attend the expo. It's an opportunity for young people to find out valuable information that might otherwise not be available to them," Mr Smith said.
In his second visit to the expo Mr Smith said he was looking forward to again engaging with young people as part of the consultation process for the Victorian Coalition Government's youth statement 'Engage, Involve, Create.'
"The Coalition Government wants to see more young people involved in their communities and decision-making, engaged in education, training and employment, and creating culture, communities and enterprise," Mr Smith said.
"Giving young Victorians the opportunity to get involved in their local communities leads to stronger communities and a brighter and more positive future for our state," Mr Smith said.
More than 75 exhibitors including educators, career advisers, government and industry bodies will be participating in the expo.
Entertainment from some of Australia's hottest acts will also be on offer, including all-girl teenage band Provokativ, dancers from the Freestyle Academy, Devi.A.T.E
and The Janoskians.For more information on the expo please visit www.teenageexpo.com.au
An entry fee of $5 applies for 30-31 August 2012 and $10 for 1 September 2012.