Future Pathways News 9 June 2017 - Glasshouse Christian College

Future Pathways News 9 June 2017

  • June 7, 2017

Future Pathways News 9 June 2017

Traineeships available in Health

This week Year 10s had a presentation from Kylie Boccuzzi, the Coordinator of Training & Education with Metro North Hospital & Health Service.

She outlined the opportunities available to the students during Years 11 and 12 to complete one of five health related Certificate IIIs in Dental Assisting, Allied Health, Business Administration, Aged Care or Health Services Assisting (Nursing). Students commit to working one day a week in either Redcliffe, Caboolture or North Lakes Hospitals over two years whilst completing the theory component of their certificate.

There are opportunities for continuing employment after Year 12, even on a casual basis, should the student decide to go to University or TAFE.

Numbers are limited across the 5 qualifications and entry is by application, interview and trial work experience.

Interested students should email me on carol.mckee@glasshouse.qld.edu.au to register their expression of interest. Application packs will be available early Term 3 with a due date of the first week in August.

Students who THINK they might be interested but are unsure, are encouraged to apply anyway as they will have an opportunity during the work experience trial to ascertain if the traineeship is for them or not before signing up.

Georgie-Leigh Snow in Year 12 was successful in gaining a traineeship in 2016 and has been nominated by her employer, Metro North Hospital Trust, for a Queensland Training Award under the category Indigenous School Based Trainee of the Year. Georgie will attend the QLD Gala Finals in July. We congratulate her and wish her all the best.

Glasshouse Christian College Careers and Tertiary Studies Expo 2017

We are holding our annual Careers and Tertiary Studies Expo on 3 August between 5:30pm and 8pm upstairs in the Library. All students in Years 9 – 12 are encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians.

There are a number of important information sessions throughout the evening for students and parents from Years 9, 10 and 12.

Year 9 Subject Selection Session – 5:30pm in the Church

Year 10 Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan Session – 5:30pm in the Theatre

Year 12 QLD Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) Session – 7pm in the Theatre

Heads of Department will be available downstairs in the Library after the Year 10 SET Plan session to discuss subject choices further.

This year we have an even bigger range of exhibitors including universities, apprentice employment agencies, TAFE, Defence Force Recruiting and private training organisations

Exhibitors confirmed so far are:

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Busy at Work
  • Centacare
  • Central Queensland University
  • Christian Heritage College
  • Community Solutions Employment
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Demi International
  • Drama Works Academy of Performing Arts
  • East Coast Apprenticeships
  • East Coast TAFE
  • Endeavour College of Natural Health
  • Epic Assist Employment
  • Griffith University Sports College
  • JMC Academy
  • Katrina’s School of Hair and Beauty
  • Latitude Global Volunteering
  • Queensland Agricultural Training College
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Step Employment Solutions
  • Strategix
  • Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training College
  • University of Queensland
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • TAFE Brisbane

More information will be sent out early in Term 3.

Year 10 SET Plan Interviews 7 – 18 August

In Year 10 we work with our students and their parents/carers to develop a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan.

What is a SET Plan for?

  • structure learning in Years 11 and 12 around abilities, interests and ambitions
  • think about education, training and career options after Year 12
  • set and achieve learning goals in Years 11 and 12, and beyond
  • include flexible and coordinated pathway options in the course of senior study
  • communicate with parents/carers or teachers/careers counsellors about post-school plans.

Year 10 are working through their draft Senior Education and Training Plans in Monday Pastoral Care classes. They will bring these to their SET Plan. I encourage you to chat to your child about their plan before our meetings.

A parent or guardian must attend the SET Plan interview with their child so that they are fully informed in this important decision-making process for every student.

Appointment slots are available with myself (Future Pathways Coordinator) and David Heyworth (Head of Senior). Appointments will be available in 30 minute slots from 8:30am – 7pm.

Instructions on how to book will be emailed to all Year 10 parents/guardians next week. I encourage you to book as soon as possible after receiving this information to ensure you secure a slot that is convenient to you and your family.

Year 11 students will have an opportunity to discuss their plans with myself in Term 4 to ensure they are still on track.

Events to Look Out For

The 15th annual Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo is the region’s most comprehensive careers, employment and training expo that offers visitors the latest information on tertiary studies, further training, hands on demonstrations and employment opportunities. The event offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in starting, changing or upgrading their career to meet with a diverse range of organisations that are both locally-based and from around Australia.

We will be taking our whole Year 10 cohort to the Sunshine Coast event in the morning however Year 11s and 12s may like to attend with their parents after school.

For an even larger event, with representatives from each university discipline, I recommend the 36th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO).  Don’t miss this great opportunity to map out your future, all in the one location!


Carol McKee, Future Pathways Coordinator

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