Vocational Services Report
Year 10 Work Experience Program
By now all parents should have received an Edsmart broadcast regarding Work Experience. Work Experience is a vital component of the College’s Careers Program for a variety of reasons. It provides opportunities for students to develop employability skills related to enterprise; encourages students to develop industry-related competencies and enables students to explore potential career choices and pathways.
Year 10 students should now be actively looking for Work Experience placements. The dates for the 2020 Work Experience Program are 23-25 June. All of the information has been sent home to parents and discussed in PLP lessons with students.
For students in other year levels, don't forget to adjust the dates on the Learning Agreement Form. You must also see Mrs McDonald to complete a WHS "refresher" prior to completing your placement.
All of the documents can be found on Career Tools Workplace Learning pages under 'Required Documents'. Please ask your PLP teacher for helpful ideas!
Timeline for Term 1
- Parents receive information booklet via email in Week 3.
- Students begin calling and emailing prospective providers, Week3.
- Apply for any Police Checks (if required).
- All forms due back to Student Services by Monday 3 April.
Australian Defence Forces
I have provided a link below regarding opportunities for work experience with Defence that are currently advertised on the Defence Work Experience Program (DWEP) website https://www.defence.gov.au/workexperience/
Career Tools Saint Ignatius’ College Careers website:
The Career Tools resource has proved to be very helpful for both students and parents. The Career Tools website is a one stop shop for everything you need with Career planning, SACE and life in general! On this site you can find information on SACE, VET, career quizzes, Uni Admissions, Work Experience, Gap Years, finding a job, writing a resume, Defence Careers and Youth Allowance…. just to name a few!
The Student Secure Area contains a fantastic array of resources such as career quizzes, job videos, VET information, study skills and exam information and resume writing ideas. All documents for Work Experience are also located on this handy site. The For Parents section contains many valuable resources, such as documents entitled “Helping your Teenager with Career Planning”. Post School Options allows students to research universities, compare courses, and contains government reports such as the “Beyond School Study Guide” as well as access information such as applying for apprenticeships, traineeships and applying for Austudy. The Career Targets allows students to access careers and information based upon their favourite subjects at school and is all linked to the Good Careers Guide.
To access this site simply go to SEQTA and click on the yellow Careers button.
For more information on any of the above activities and resources please contact Mrs Lisa McDonald on firstname.lastname@example.org