Career Pathways

Senior Students have a growing interest in their future career pathways. They are increasingly aware of the world outside school. For some this means preparation for work or work-specific training, and for others it means preparation for post-compulsory schooling. As a result the College caters for all students by running different options tailored to specific needs.

Work Placement Program

The Work Placement Program is an integral part of the VCAL Program and Year 10 work commerce.  Students develop life skills by gathering experience in a variety of work environments.  The program establishes great connections with the community and provides successful outcomes for students wishing to pursue an apprenticeship pathway.

Further information can be found at

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/careers/work/Pages/structuredlearning.aspx

Year 10 Work Experience

The work experience progam is integrated in Year 10.  All students complete one week of work experience with an employer of their choice.  It is encouraged for them to make contact with employers with a resume and a cover letter.  Students have worked in a range of fields from automotive to health care.

Work experience paperwork can be found at:

www://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/careers/work/Pages/workexperience.aspx

Career focused excursions

Year 10 Careers Day Out Shepparton.  A state of what is required of future decisions.  Students explore a complete range of exhibitors and have the opportunity to interact with range of different professions.

Year 11 Herald Sun Careers Expo at Caulfield.  This is the largest of careers expos that includes a range of seminars and exhibitions from Universities and TAFE, to trade companies and Australian Defence Force.

9 – 12 students interested in targeted areas

Yarrawonga Careers  www.yarrawongacareers.com

Health Careers Forum Wangaratta:  Hands on workshops that provide students with access and knowledge to a range of health careers.

Trade Careers Day Wodonga:  For students interested in pursuing a trade career.  This excursion provides exposure to all trade careers areas from hospitality to bricklaying.  Local TAFE and training institutions can be accessed to offer advice about courses and training directions.

Dookie Experience:  For students interested in Agriculture/horticulture, Food Science and Veterinary studies.  They spend the day at the campus of University of Melbourne in Dookie completing a workshop selected for their chosen area.

Zonta Women in careers Breakfast:  Allows young ladies to interact with professionals in their chosen industry.  The girls will listen to three keynote speakers and enjoy breakfast with students from other schools and mentors.

Specialised LEAP events such as engineering experiences LEAP higher performances, Legal and Business excursions.   See http://www.leap.vic.edu.au for more information.