Local singing sensation Adam Ludewig has been announced as keynote speaker and performer at this year’s Positive Futures Expo, hosted by City of Playford.
The expo is on Wednesday 24 May at Playford Civic Centre in Elizabeth and brings together representatives from different industries – all under the one roof – showcasing career and education pathways for young people living with disability.
Attendees will get a chance to talk to companies and education providers on the spot and get a feel for potential career paths that may be available to them.
The Voice star will perform the hit cover ‘I will Leave the Light on’ and during a panel discussion will speak candidly about life growing up in Playford, his autism and ADHD, and how through music he shares the message that it’s okay to be different.
Mayor Glenn Docherty said it was great to have Adam involved in the Positive Futures Expo.
“It’s important to provide our young people, like Adam, with a platform where they can pass on their knowledge and inspire others to find their passions,” Mayor Docherty said.
"We know that young people in our community are talented, passionate and full of potential, but often they face significant challenges when it comes to finding meaningful work.
“I’m proud to see Positive Futures champion the unlimited pathways our young people can take.”
Adam Ludewig echoed similar thoughts, explaining that the Positive Futures Expo is a chance to share his experiences with the young people of Playford.
“I’ve always made songs to motivate people and tell them it’s okay to be different,” Adam said.
“Life would be boring if we all did the same thing, and all thought the same way.
“I’m really looking forward to connecting to young people locally through Positive Futures Expo. So, catch me down there.”
Also attending is Gold Foundation’s Shine Like Gold Café van, run by ‘young autistic superheroes’. The initiative works to build their experience and confidence in employment.
Edinburgh North business Brazier Mobility will be there with one of their fully modified vehicles, designed for wheelchair access. Brazier ensures all their vehicle conversions are tailored to the individual to promote independent living.
Positive Futures Expo is open for all to attend and is a free event. Bookings are not required.
The Playford Civic Centre is easily accessible by car or public transport, the Elizabeth Railway Station and Elizabeth Bus Terminal are located near the Elizabeth City Centre precinct.
Positive Futures Expo
Wednesday 24 May 2023
10am to 2pm
Playford Civic Centre
10 Playford Blvd, Elizabeth SA 5112
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