From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department

Ms Julie Stephenson
Careers & VET Coordinator

How do we expect young people to dream if they don’t know what they can dream about?

Opportunities for career exploration give young people broader exposure to the working world they will one day enter. Connecting the dots between school and career can aid motivation to strive for future goals, and it’s always wonderful to see students seizing opportunities for growth and development. Thinking outside the box in terms of pathways and stereotypical gendered professions can be challenging but also fulfilling. Year 11 student Charley is to be commended for doing exactly that. With an interest in mechanics, Charley participated in a school holiday program at the Motor Trades Association which offered an introduction to the automotive industry and taught key skills including; changing a punctured tyre, checking crucial levels and vehicle maintenance tips, how to jump start a vehicle, how to reset tyre pressure, spotting damaged vehicles and learning how to spot odometer tampering. She also toured the MTA facilities, learned about basic vehicle technology and tried her hand at spray painting using a virtual reality paint system.

Igniting a keen interest, Charley has since attended a week of work experience generously hosted by Volkswagen Solitaire, where she found out firsthand what it’s like to immerse yourself in a world of automotive technology. After impressing her host employer, we are keen to see where this journey of exploration takes her. Congratulations Charley!

Year 11 student, Charley, in the school holiday program at the Motor Trades Association

Parents and Carers FREE webinar

Tuesday 9 August 2022 | 3:30pm AECT

 Career decision-making learning includes developing the ability to make career decisions in the context of life planning and relating self-awareness to the knowledge of different opportunities. In guiding this development, we have a responsibility to provide young people with learning opportunities that expand their understanding of themselves in relation to less visible careers, such as those in Agriculture.

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