My grandson Angus was born on the night of the ACDC concert at Subi Oval.
I was using his Mum’s ticket as she listened from down the road in King Edward Hospital.
I was in Perth for his birth from Arnhemland where I was teaching career education at Nhulunbuy High School.
You can’t get much more isolated than Nhulunbuy, so helping students to see and go for their dream career was a challenge.
The whole community became involved.
We worked together and with their networks in other States, to support kids through the career education course that is a compulsory subject in the NT Certificate in Education.
We don’t have that in WA. We don’t have compulsory careers education. Careers teachers don’t need a formal qualification. Career education doesn’t have a high status in our schools. There is no cross-sector commitment to supporting kids to find their best career path.
If things don’t change my grandson could go through school not being prepared for a 21st Century career.
I want Angus, and all young West Australians, to have as much support to find what they love and follow their dream, as the kids in Nhulunbuy.
For every West Australian school leaver to have the power to achieve their dream career.
For West Australian students to have the best careers education in the world.
In Focus Careers understands that the power and success of this Mission and Vision relies on us working together with courage and resourcefulness to spark change and create better career education for our kids.
You can support Angus and other West Australians to gain the power to unleash their potential. Join hundreds of teachers, employment service providers and youth workers who share career ideas and resources through the In Focus Careers Network.
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For more information email me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au