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Year 10 Magic Happens Infographic

The Year 10 Magic Happens Handbook and Teachers’ Guide are available to organisations that subscribe to the In Focus Careers newsletter.

It gives a quick guide for teachers, students and their families to visualise steps in the Year 10 Magic Happens Handbook.

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Year 9? Break Free! Create Your Magic

If you say “Yes” to just one of these opportunities you may find a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. You can create your own magic by saying “Yes”.

These opportunities are designed for middle school students.

People WANT you to join them. If you say “Yes” to any of these opportunities people will welcome you.

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Duke of Edinburgh

Discover Your Potential

Age: 14 – 24 There are 4 sections:

1.      Adventurous Journey

2.      Physical Recreation

3.       SkillsVoluntary Service

4.       Gold Residential Project

CoderDojo

CoderDojo

Coding for Fun

Ages 7 – 17

Run by volunteers in libraries, unis and community centres. Young people and volunteers get together to learn to play with coding.

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WAAPA Short Courses

Age 6 – 18

Acting, music and dance short courses are run on weekends and holidays.  There are classes for young kids through to those who already have some experience.

Youth Mentoring

Australian Youth Mentoring Network

Get a mentor. Their support can change your life. There are often more mentors offering services than students wanting to engage.

Government Youth Programs

Local Government Youth Programs

Every local government council has youth programs. Check out your local government to see what it has on offer.

University Open Days

 

University Open Days

Year 10 is when you start checking out university open days and TAFE events. The University Open Days are like a big party. The TAFE events are more like “getting into computing” or “try a trade”. As these events are announced they will be announced in this newsletter.

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RoboCup

Age: 12 – 19

Fun with Robots

Teams make and program robots and compete in different challenges. This is big in WA and the kids seem to have a great time.

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HackED

Age 12-18

Students hack together geodata information to create some brilliant problem-solving ideas.

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ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Age: 13 – 15

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students.

Campus Quest

Campus Quest

In Campus Quest you’ll play as a university student and experience all the pitfalls and successes of campus life. This is just for students, not for teachers.

Real Lives Game

Real Lives Game

Something for gamers. Create your world and solve problems.

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Know what opportunities are available to West Australian school leavers.

In Focus Careers Network members support each other to create a rich West Australian careers world.

Subscribe to the In Focus Careers Network to:

  • Get the latest news careers news for students, families and teachers.
  • Get teaching resources designed for West Australians.
  • Become careers experts with links to the latest research, new teaching resources and PD opportunities, and
  • Plan the school career calendar using the Monthly Calendar of Events.

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Free Year 10 Magic Happens Career Handbook

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The Year 10 Magic Happens, Career Handbook is available to schools that subscribe to the In Focus Careers Newsletter and Network.

If your school subscribes and you would like a copy of the Handbook please contact me:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Year 10 Magic Happens Handbook and Hacks for Career Teachers

The Year 10 Magic Happens Careers Handbook is getting great reviews! Such a relief.

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It is available to West Australian schools that subscribe to the In Focus Careers Newsletter.

It’s called Magic Happens because Year 10s change like magic throughout the year. This Handbook helps you to guide the magic.

Career Teacher Hacks

It comes with a Handbook of ideas and support for careers teachers. It’s the one with the Super Hero on the cover.

Magic Happens The Magic Happens career resources are available to schools that subscribe to the In Focus Careers Newsletter.

 

As a member of the In Focus Careers Community you will:

  • Receive 10 copies of the newsletter that has a section for Students and Families, one for practitioners and a calendar.
  • Be able to tap into the expertise of the community, and contribute to it.
  • Receive copies of new and updated career resources.

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My Commitment to West Australian Careers Education

I am an evangelist for insanely great careers education. I:

  • Write 10 insanely great issues of In Focus Careers Newsletter per year.
  • Create resources that give you the power to deliver insanely great careers education.
  • Connect you with insanely great careers experts across the In Focus Careers community.

M: 0434 056 412

Email: Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Publishing is like putting your baby out into the world

If I hadn’t put so much work into this Handbook I wouldn’t be so worried.

I keep delaying putting out my Magic Happens – Year 10 Careers Handbook as I am not sure how she will cope out in the world.

If you subscribe to my INSANELY GREAT In Focus Careers Newsletter, you will automatically get a copy of the Handbook, and the Teachers’ Guide.

Give me a couple of days to go over it ONE MORE TIME, then I will send it out.

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If you would like to subscribe to my insanely great careers newsletter for 2020, and get your complimentary copy of the Magic Happens Handbook let me know.

My Commitment to West Australian Careers Education

I want In Focus Careers to be the conduit to Insanely Great Careers Information for all West Australian students.

I undertake to:

  • Write 10 insanely great issues of In Focus Careers newsletter each year that focus on the needs of West Australian students and careers teachers.
  • Search for local, national and international information that could impact on the careers of West Australian students.
  • Connect you with insanely great careers teachers and industry experts across the In Focus Careers network.
  • Create resources that will empower you to make conscious and deliberate decisions for a great 21st century future.

M: 0434 056 412

Email: Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-apprenticeships


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Entry to pre-apprenticeship at 15

If you look up pre apprenticeships you will find a truckload being advertised for Semester 2.

All of the TAFE colleges and lots of other colleges seem to be advertising them so the level of competition for each place may be down.

Most of the pre-apprenticeship programs offered are Certificate II’s.

Students can meet entry with OLNA, NAPLAN, or by completing a Certificate I or II program at school.  They can also complete a Certificate I or II in General Education or a similar bridging program at a number of TAFE campuses.

TAFE colleges generally require that students are at least 15 years old. It is an adult learning environment and they will be mixing with adults.

(Thanks for South Metro TAFE for providing this information.)

The enrolment process usually involves:

  • Finding some courses online.
  • Apply by providing a resume with school results and references.
  • Go to an interview where you do your best to impress. See the Skillsroad video and the Youth Central site for tips.

If you get a place you need to work like crazy to impress through any contact with either lecturers or potential employers. There aren’t many apprenticeships going so you need to make a good impression while you have the chance. pre apprenticeship

In Focus Careers Newsletter

You can find a monthly feast of insanely great careers ideas and support through my In Focus Careers newsletter.

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My Commitment to West Australian Careers Education

I want In Focus Careers to be the conduit to Insanely Great Careers Information for West Australian students. I undertake to:

  • Write 10 insanely great issues of In Focus Careers newsletter each year that focus on the needs of West Australian students and careers teachers.
  • Search for local, national and international information that could impact on the careers of West Australian students.
  • Connect you with insanely great careers teachers and industry experts across the In Focus Careers network.
  • Listen to and support West Australian careers teachers.

M: 0434 056 412

Email: Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au

See testimonials from West Australian schools HERE

 

 

 


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I think you are smart/kind/important!

ShoesLife’s easier if you have a support team with no dickheads. 

Step 1 Know that people love to help others

When you ask someone for help with your life/career they hear you saying… ” I think you are smart/kind/important/ and powerful enough to help me to succeed.”

Only a total dickhead will knock you back and you wouldn’t want that person on your team anyway.

Step 2 Choose your team

Identify your ideal team of 6 – 8. They can just be people you like. They don’t even have to be a real people, you could have Luke Skywalker on your team.

When you have identified your ideal team look at each one and say WHY you chose them.

Did you choose Luke Skywalker because he will never turn to the Dark Side or because he is powerful, loyal to his friends, and great at using a lightsaber?

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Identify the 3 – 4 key characteristics of EACH of you team members.

When you have finished look at the strengths.

These are the strengths you value.

If you have chosen 3 or 4 people because they know how to use a lightsaber, you must REALLY want to know how to use one.

You get the drill. Apply this principle by checking which strengths on your list are mentioned more than once.

Step 3 Act

Check out your whole family, friends, teachers, sports coaches and identify those who could help you to develop those strengths? Then act to build your support team.

Pick 2 strengths to concentrate on. Figure out just 2 things to do with the help of  the people who could help you to build those strengths.

  • You may just need to hang out with some and copy what they do. Or
  • You might want to ask them to help you to …. never turn to the Dark Side, become more powerful, be loyal to friends, and become great at using a lightsaber. (Or whatever strength you want to grow.)

In West Australia building a network is a great way to create opportunities for yourself. It’s called Standing on the Shoulders of Giants and it’s a shortcut to success.

Step 4 Have Fun

Have fun building your strengths. Your team will keep helping you if they are having fun. Bear joke

Join the In Focus Careers Network

This morning a teacher told me about a student about to go into year 12 who wants to apply for medicine at Curtin. The family plans to take a 6 months holiday in Europe at the start of next year. 

Curtin’s selection process favours West Australian year 12 students who want to study medicine straight away, not after a 6 month holiday in Europe. If this student goes to Europe on the family holiday she will significantly reduce her chances of gaining a place in medicine at Curtin.

Don’t miss out on vital career information.

Discover the opportunities available to West Australian school leavers. Be part of  a network of career experts who are supporting each other to create a rich West Australian careers world.

Subscribe to the In Focus Careers Network to:

  • Get the latest news careers news for students, families and teachers.
  • Get teaching resources designed for West Australians.
  • Become careers experts with links to the latest research, new teaching resources and PD opportunities, and
  • Plan the school career calendar using the Monthly Calendar of Events.

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How to Blitz Year 10

Year 10 is an amazing transition year. As you start Year 10 you Could still be acting like a kid.  By the end of the year you will start to realise that no one else is in charge of your career. No one else is going to do it for you.

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In Year 10….

Try new stuff. Say YES. Try stuff that might not work. Make mistakes.Robot

Make connections. 85% of jobs are filled through networking.

Explore opportunities like the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship rotary

Explore your hobbies. Interested in robots? Join a Coderdojo. Interested in media? Start your own blog, YouTube channel, or podcast.

If you are interested in something and don’t know how to follow it up ask your careers teacher, or email me and I will follow it up.

Coder Dojo

  • Get a part time job. Try to get one at a big company where you get training, like McDonalds or one of the big supermarkets.
  • You meet people, you get to try different things that you are interested in, and you don’t have to stay if you don’t like it. Search online for “volunteer jobs” and name your suburb or create a Seek.com account and check out the “Volunteers” tab.

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  • Interested in sport? Coach a junior team. Volunteer to umpire. Help to organise.
  • Go to university open days and the two career expos in the middle of the year.

Year 10 is the BEST year at school … well, it is for lots of students.

In order to get the most out of it you need to set up a bond with your teachers so that you are the one they think of when opportunities come up. Become the best friend of the year coordinator, the careers teacher… the music/art/physics teacher….

Success in Year 10 will come to those who turn up and say teach me.

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Bev Johnson

If you want help to grow into your potential call me on 0434056412 or email me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au. We will see what we can do to find your best possible future.