2019 Term 1 Week 4

2019 Term 1 Week 4

Vocational Services Report

Want to study at US and UK Universities?

How to Apply and the Academic Benchmarks required:
Overseas study is a fantastic opportunity to explore the world, challenge yourself and to launch your future career. Come to an information session next week in the Bellarmine Room - 1:15pm on Wednesday, 27 February, staff members from Crimson Education including a recent admit to NYU Abu Dhabi will be covering:

  • Why Australian students are choosing to study overseas
  • How US and UK universities are different to Australia
  • The US and UK application process
  • The academic benchmarks required for top US and UK universities
  • How to research overseas universities from Australia
  • An application timeline for Years 10-12
  • US College Athletic Scholarships
  • The costs of overseas study

Search ‘Crimson Education’ on YouTube for insights into universities around the world.

The National Career Education Strategy 2019
Last week saw the release of a new Australian Government publication on the importance of Career Education in schools. The National Career Education Strategy has been developed by the Australian Government to increase awareness and improve national consistency of career education. The strategy reflects nationally agreed objectives for governments, schools and employers to support provision of high quality career education for all school students. ”Career education is the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes through a planned program of learning experiences in education and training settings to assist students to make informed decisions about their study and/or work options and enable effective participation in working life.” At Saint Ignatius’ College we have various levels of formal Career Education, ranging from the PLP at Year Ten to careers education that is explicitly taught in the curriculum to more informal career education embedded across various subjects across the year levels. We also have a variety of programs and events at the College such as World of Work, the Careers Market, guest speakers, excursions, the Year 12 Mentor’s Breakfast and Work Experience which can occur at any time from the age of 15.

The strategy recommends that parents play an integral role in the career development of young people as a “shared responsibility” between schools and industry/ employers.  There  are many ways in which you can participate in the Career development of your child, such as discussions at home about a variety of careers (including trades), visits to Open Days, Information sessions, assisting with Work Experience, attending the Careers Market in years 11 and 12 ad encouraging an open mind to career exploration. This year I am excited to announce National Careers Week from 13-19 May. Watch this space for more details!

To read the full report:

Other useful websites that we use at school for Career Education:

Bullseye Posters and Jobguide:

Job Outlook:

Job Jumpstart:

My Future:
Skills Road:

For more information on any of the above please email me on L.mcdonald@ignatius.sa.edu.au 

Mrs Lisa McDonald
Vocational Services Coordinator