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Future planning for Year 10 students

Future planning for Year 10 students

This week Year 10 commenced the more formal part of their future planning. The focus in Term 2 is supporting them in their senior subject choices including Vocational Education options.

Year 10 have now completed a career profile called My Career Match and will work independently to complete the My Career Match workbook. The profile and workbook give some insights into personality and links to career suggestions. The profile was emailed to students as they completed it and the workbook was given to each student. Parents should keep an eye out for those; they are sure to make interesting reading together.

Over the coming two weeks, each Year 10 student will have a 30-minute meeting with our Careers Counsellor, Mrs Ledley, to review their profile and workbook and how the ideas generated link to senior secondary subject choices.

In 2020 we’ve been able to include more Vocational Education and Training (VET) options for students. We have partnered with the Key Alliance Trade School to offer courses for Year 11 and 12. We currently have students studying Hospitality, Automotive, and Early Childhood. This has opened up some very practical learning opportunities. Additionally, students are able to access TAFE courses through local Colleges and we have students studying Nursing (Health Services Assistance) and Digital Design.

To develop VET further we are also able to consider options for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. This gives students a combination of working, VET training and the HSC. Mrs Ledley can guide you through these options.

Over the next two Tuesdays, there will be a series of seminars for Year 10 related to understanding tertiary study and pathways, learning more about vocational education options and, preparing for work experience. In Term 3 students will have a shorter meeting to review their choices, and into Term 4 Year 10 have the opportunity for work experience. The dates are 16 – 19 November.

The Futures Program at Norwest Christian College is grounded in our Christ-centred learning community. The aim is to guide students to learn more about themselves, their likes, their preferences; to learn more about the world of work through exploration and engaging with work; and to work together to find the direction that is right for each person and to give them tools to plan and start in the right place.

Pamela Ledley
Careers Counsellor


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