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Career Exploration for Upper School Subject Choices

Shared by John Curtin College

Our Year 10 students will be studying and working in the Thinking Economy. By studying and working in the Thinking Economy students will be developing and applying skills of communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, and flexibility.

Career Voyage

All Year 10 students have generated a report that includes their career interests and a list of jobs that they may interested in exploring.

Students may access this website from home and continue to explore what the rest of the software offers.

Career Exploration

The following are three useful Websites to explore careers, salaries, job openings and tertiary education courses. Besides outlining Duties and Tasks, the main distinguishing feature is listed beneath each.

useful for using Career Ladders for finding Jobs and tertiary courses of study

videos on jobs.

TISC University Admission pdf

Start your Exploration of TAFE sites

 

 

 

 


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Parents as Career Partners 101

YOUR CHILD IS BEING LEFT BEHIND

self orderingOn Monday I saw my first “Automated Ordering Kiosk” at McDonald’s.

Is nothing sacred?!

Even this bastion of part time jobs for school students is being automated!

How are kids supposed to learn to “clean as you go” or about customer service, punctuality and responsibility??

Those young managers at McDonald’s did a brilliant job training school kids for 40 years. Now McDonald’s is reducing the number of staff it employs as it moves to self service.

There goes another job opportunity for millennials.

The message is clear. Kids cannot prepare for a career in the 21st century by expecting to do jobs from the 20th century.

Families need to build their own 21st century support system to prepare their children for future careers.

The Method of the Grandmother 2.0 connects your network of family and friends into the collective task of raising your child. By grounding your child in your family’s values they will have a solid launching pad.

The online world gives your child another edge.

Killer Government Career Siteswelcome_door_glow

There are thousands of career sites. These government sites provide current, unbiased and professional information.

The WA Careers Centre

The WA Careers Centre  is in Forrest Place. It provides free information and counselling and you can find a lot of their resources, including occupation videos online.

Commonwealth Education Department

The Commonwealth government Education Department provides a number of resources including the  Careers Bullseye Posters.  These can be a bit of fun. You only have to choose 3 posters and pick a few jobs in each one to be able to see a trend towards potential careers. Once you have picked out some jobs check them out on the WA Careers Centre site.

Youth Central 

Youth Central is a Victorian Government site that I love. It gives information not found on the other sites… from study skills, how to write a CV when you have never had a job and how to make the most of a gap year. Today they have a story up about binge drinking. Fullscreen capture 14042017 24604 PM.bmp

MyFuture

MyFuture is the national careers site supported by all governments (except WA and NSW!).  If your child has a WA Education Department email address you will be able to use that to access the site. If your child goes to a non government school their school may have subscribed which means their school email address will get you access. It is simply the best careers site so worth some effort to log in.

These sites provide a solid foundation of careers information and advice and they can send you off in a thousand directions when you find things you are interested in.

Design the Future

Life after schoolNo other generation of parents has had to cope with so much change. It has never been harder to design a future where kids can be great.

The information on these sites, teamed with your network of family, friends, teachers, career advisors and other professionals, will help you to grow your child into a future ready citizen.


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Year 10 Unearth Your Dreams

In this one day workshop you can plan how to change your life forever. Year 10 is your big chance to expand your horizons and unearth what you want to do in your future.

This is not the time to sit back. Don’t let Year 10 drift past. Get out there and make the most of this amazing year of discovery.

  • Find opportunities that you can explore
  • Decide how to make the most of your opportunities
  • Discover who can help
  • Create your plan
  • Get started on your discovery adventure.

For a free consultation on this fantastic workshopBust Small 72dpi contact Bev Johnson on 0434056412 or Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au