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Apprentice chef Kevin Senjaya is doing his bit to meet the demand for skilled hospitality workers.

Mr Senjaya is a first-year apprentice at Crown Perth, which employs more than 400 trainees and 50 apprentice chefs.

As one of WA's biggest employers of apprentices and trainees, Crown Perth will have a strong presence at this year's Skills West expo, from September 18 to 20 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Minister for Training and Workforce Development Kim Hames said the event raised awareness of diverse job opportunities across WA.

"It is a great opportunity to gain career advice and meet representatives from WA's leading training, education, industry, government and corporate organisations," Dr Hames said.

In a first, this year's expo will be held alongside the WorldSkills Australia National Competition, which showcases the skills of Australia's best trainees and apprentices.

"Running the two events side-by-side will add real value and give Perth a skills and careers spectacular like no other," Dr Hames said.

The Skills West Expo was borne out of a partnership between the State Government and _The West Australian _ in 2010.

Chief executive of Seven West Media WA Chris Wharton said more than 100,000 people had attended since the event began.

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