On Wednesday evening, 13 May, we held a Year 10 information night that outlined the process of SET Plans and the involvement of parents in SET Planning. Essentially a SET Plan reviews a student’s career aspirations, in the context of their interests, abilities and their College results.
We also had a guest speaker Mr Geoff Timm, Regional Engagement Manager from Sustainable Partnerships Australia, who spoke about our Year 10 students from the perspective of employer feedback. Geoff indicated that the feedback which he had received from employers, was overwhelmingly favourable concerning the performance of the students.
My thanks go to the many teachers for their workplace visits and the support shown by the parents and the administrators of the school, and Liz Walker from Sustainable Partnerships, for what was a very successful Work Experience in 2015.
In Career Development there is an emphasis on the High Five Principles of Career Development. These are as follows:-
Change is constant:- there must be a recognition that the world around us is changing and we must be open to change and remain alert to new opportunities.
Learning is ongoing:- one must strive for continuous personal improvements. Stay motivated by learning new skills and developing new talents.
Focus on the journey:- Don’t focus on one destination only. Recognise that your career journey will be throughout your lifetime. It is important to appreciate and value each experience along the way.
Know yourself, believe in yourself and follow your heart:- pursue your passion to find fulfillment. Discover ways to combine your interests with career opportunities.
Access your allies. Rely on the support of your family, friends, mentors, colleagues and peers. Career success can be a team effort.
University of NSW Co-op programs. The University of NSW offers a range of scholarships to students every year. Entry to the University of NSW is through the University Admissions Centre UAC, NSW, not QTAC. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
If OP ineligible Year 12 students go to www.usc.edu.au/learn/courses-and-programs, they will find a link to a range of Recommended Tertiary Preparation Courses for the Sunshine Coast University.
Parents should be reminded that the Year 10 presentations are placed on Future Pathways – Connect for viewing and reference. Other upcoming careers events and expos can also be found on the Connect website.
Paul Nash, Future Pathways Coordinator