Above: Aquinas College Future Pathways team: Natasha Kahle, Future Pathways Assistant and Mikaere Smith, Careers Advisor.
We are looking closely at the Trades in particular but any form of work experience would be valued by our Year 12 and 13 senior students. Placement for one day a week, anywhere between 5 – 10 weeks is ideal.
This is called a Gateway Experience – the Gateway to a students future through experience of the world of work.
Mikare Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Careers Noticeboard in H block, visit us on Facebook at Aquinas College Careers or visit our Future Pathways website https://aquinas.careerwise.school/for updates.
Listen out for upcoming events in the daily school notices.
We feature 2 careers every fortnight on our Facebook page and keep you posted on up coming events.
Our featured careers from ‘Just the Job’ will be Automotive and Diesel Mechanic
The Just the Job interactive website, justthejob.co.nz designed for career-seekers showing over 240 Career profiles sorted into general vocational pathways. So go online and watch clips on jobs and industries. Start thinking about your own career path.
While you are online why not check out the various University websites, including their official Facebook pages, for further information.
These websites are great resource tools for prospective students deciding on where to study.
Students should have future goals in mind and be aware of the steps they need to make them happen. Look for opportunities to ask people in their industry about career options available. Find out what training is necessary to reach this goal. Visit careers.govt.nz to find: interactive tools to help you explore suitable career options, detailed information about jobs etc.
Key Competencies employers are looking for…
Ability to speak clearly and listen
Literacy and Numeracy skills
A can-do attitude
Self-motivated, showing initiative
Enthusiasm and energy
Problem solving skills
Are you sussed for study? Planning to continue study after you leave school?
Sussed Online is a very good reality check tool to get you thinking about the cost of living and study.
Will you have to choose between living on baked beans or getting broadband
Where will you live?
Will you need a part-time job?
Will your parents help support you?
Hear from students about their experiences and choices they had to make.