Future Pathways 15 February 2013 - Glasshouse Christian College

Future Pathways 15 February 2013

  • February 19, 2013

work experienceWork Experience Year 10 18 – 22 March
As I write we are putting the finishing touches to placements for our Year 10 work experience. Thanks so much to students, parents and most of all our wonderful and supportive workplaces for making this all possible. Thanks most particularly to Mrs Simo McMinn, our VET Administration Officer, who continues to be tireless in the process of getting the best possible arrangements for students.
This week students will be given a letter and insurance form to take home to parents. This needs to be signed and returned to school within a week so we can then send it on to employers. In March we will also ask parents to please take their student to the workplace to meet the supervisor and other staff, to find out important facts such as start and finish times, what to wear, lunch arrangements. This ensures the workplace is expecting the student on the first day and that the student is comfortable and confident in starting out at the beginning of the week. It also allows the student to impress before even starting work experience.
In coming weeks students will be given information and advice on survival skills in the workplace including how to present themselves, workplace communication and occupational health and safety all of which will be useful to them in future years of engaging in the adult workforce.
Headstart at USC
Congratulations to nine senior students who have successfully applied to enrol in Headstart units at the University of the Sunshine Coast. As students prepare to go to their first lectures and tutorials we wish them all the best with their studies.
For anyone considering a Headstart subject in Semester 2 you may wish to attend the Headstart Information session at the University of March 13. At 5:15pm, students and parents can take a tour of the campus with a current student and get insight into university life. At 6pm, they can attend the information session to learn more about Headstart and hear Headstart students share their study experience. Register online atwww.usc.edu.au/info.
Chopperline Open Day
Chopperline Flight School at Caloundra Airport is having an Open Day on 23 February 9 – 4. Highlights include sitting in on a lesson, simulator demonstrations, speaking to industry professionals, finding out about their courses, introductory and scenic flights at special prices (have to be prebooked) and a sausage sizzle. For further information Contact: Tara James; 07 5491 8588; tara@chopperline.com.
UMAT Preparation
The UMAT test is a prerequisite for entry into most health science courses such as medicine. UMAT this year is on 31 July. MedEntry is a government accredited Registered Training Organisation specialising in UMAT preparation. If you would like more information about UMAT preparation provided by MedEntry go to www.MedEntry.edu.au.
Projects Abroad Overseas Volunteer Programs
Projects Abroad Overseas Volunteer Programs run short chaperoned overseas trips for Year 10 and 11 students but they also offer summer holiday and gap year programs for students who have just completed Year 12. They have arranged an online information session which covers a lot of ground and is very interactive. The next one is on Tuesday 5th March. Reservations can be made here: http://www.projects-abroad.com.au/more-info/meet-u
Future Pathways staff. Joan Ferris joan.ferris@glasshouse.qld.edu.au
Simo McMinn simo.mcminn@glasshouse.qld.edu.au

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