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Year Ten Careers Week

Work Experience

The Year Tens have had a busy week, starting with First Aid on Monday, Work Experience Tuesday to Thursday culminating in the Careers Seminar on Friday. 100 students set out into the big, wide world of work and into a wide variety of work placements. The conversations with students have been very exciting and they have certainly enhanced their learning a great deal during their time in the “real world”! We have had students at the Norwood Football Club, UniSA’s Future Industries Institute, Mt Barker Courier, Australian Red Cross, The Lyall McEwin Hospital, the APA group and The Glynde Garage just to name a few businesses that have generously supported our program this year. We whole heartedly thank all the businesses that have allowed this important programme to occur. We another 30 students heading out in the holidays, and we wish them well!

Check out this awesome video Tom made while on work experience with Deconstruct Digital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wuzieOsRXg

Year Ten Careers Seminar Day

The Year Ten students gathered back in the hall after their week of Work experience to hear from three guest speakers and reflected on their experiences over the week. In our first session, Connor from The University of Adelaide spoke about predictions and trends regarding future growth areas for employment. We all know that our work landscape is constantly changing, so where should we be looking for work? Is it possible to predict? How can we make good decisions about our futures?

Our second session for the day was facilitated by Her Tech Path. Her Tech Path’s primary role is to connect students, especially young women, with careers in technology and to broaden all students understanding that these careers involve a lot more than programming and software design. Today, we welcomed Dr Eva Balan- Vnuk, and her team, Beth, Alex, Aaron and Keerthana. This demonstration included interactive quizzes and surveys. It was especially exciting to welcome Old Ignatian Aaron Mullins back to the College to inspire the next generation of Tech specialists!

Our final session was called Careers of the Heart, which focussed on Careers in Ageing and Disability Sector with Associate Professor Caroline Ellison, Programme director from UniSA. Career Research often points to trying to align your career with your values, and here at St Ignatius’ we often talk of leaving and making a difference, of being a change maker, and helping others to improve their lives. Caroline spoke to our students about the amazing roles in this growing sector, dispelling the stereotypical roles that our students would think of when they think of aging and disability sector. She spoke to students about the opportunities for careers in service development, quality assurance, management, leadership, policy, research and business.

Thank you to all our guests who made this day possible to inspire our students to consider a wide range of futures available to them.

Her Tech Path

Her Tech Path Presentations

Associate Professor Caroline Ellison from UniSA

Associate Professor Caroline Ellison from UniSA

UniSA Campus Holiday Campus Visits

As Term 2 comes to an end, UniSA wish to share some opportunities for students and their families to visit a UniSA campus during the SA school holidays. This would be particularly beneficial for any students and families who may be unable to attend Open Days in August.

They will be running small group tours at each of their campuses on the dates and times below:

Magill Campus
Wednesday 13 July
10:00am – 11:00am

Mawson Lakes
Thursday 14 July
10:00am – 11:00am

City West
Wednesday 20 July
10:00am – 11:00am

City East
Wednesday 20 July
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Whyalla and Mount Gambier
Upon request

Registrations are open now via their website unisa.edu.au/campustours.

Lisa McDonald
Vocational Services Co-ordinator

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