Our school held National Careers Week events during week 4, from Monday 22 to Friday 26 May, with further opportunities for students to attend White Card training on Wednesday 31 May.
Students enjoyed opportunities to explore a range of career pathways, learn from industry guest speakers, and gain the skills and knowledge to help plan their future education, training and work.
At our on-site Careers Expo, all students had the opportunity to chat with SA’s 3 main universities, TAFE SA, SAPOL, and organisations that deliver VET courses in industries such as Childcare, Disability & Aged Care, Construction, Automotive, Creative Industries, Game Design & Programing, Hospitality, Hair & Beauty, Animal Care, and Apprenticeship pathways.
Senior school students also had the opportunity to attend White Card training on-site, delivered by ATEC. White Card training covers the basic knowledge of construction work, work health and safety laws, common site hazards and how to control the associated risks. Completion of the course allows opportunities for students to do work experience on a construction site to explore career pathways in trade.
During weeks 6 to 8, the 3 main universities will join us again to talk with our year 11 and 12 students about 2024 courses. Year 12 students will also have the opportunity to meet 1:1 with the Uni advisors.
In week 7, an industry guest speaker will join us from the ‘Born to Build’ program, through Master Builders, to present information to our female students about non-traditional pathways and bridging the gap between females and males when it comes to roles in construction.