The most significant workplace change is the concept that a ‘job for life’ is no longer a reality. Our focus in the Careers Faculty is to enable and teach students to locate and navigate career pathways, to best prepare them for the changing world of life, learning and work.
A couple of our highlights from 2020 have been:
A significant increase in students studying for their HSC while also gaining VET qualifications and work skills!
Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications have been developed with the specific goal of preparing students with skills for work. VET courses allow students to study a course at TAFE to gain a nationally recognised qualification, while at the same time the VET course can contribute towards a student’s HSC.
The number of students studying VET courses in 2020 had almost doubled from the previous year and at the end of 2020, over 50 Year 11 students had enrolled to study a VET course as part of their HSC load. Our students are currently studying a variety of courses such as: Tourism, Travel and Events, Animal Studies, Construction, Automotive, Business Services, Retail, Digital Animation, Design Fundamentals, Electrotechnology and Entertainment.
Congratulations to the ten Year 11 students in 2020 who successfully completed a compressed HSC course in just three terms. Last year, ten students in Year 11 studied VET Construction and VET Automotive in a compressed course which was structured so that students could complete Year 11 and HSC coursework in the one year. Considering the tumultuous year we had in 2020, these students should be commended for completing a rigorous workload during an unsettled year.
Successful School Leavers read their Careers emails!
All students from Years 10, 11 and 12 are sent weekly emails from the Careers Team. This enables students seeking work to access the latest job vacancies, apprenticeships and traineeships on offer in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region. Last year, students actively seeking employment gained valuable information on job vacancies via this weekly email. Students seeking employment should make a habit of checking this weekly email as it has been the catalyst for numerous instances of employment over the past few years.
If a parent or carer would like to receive this weekly email, please email Renee Sommer at firstname.lastname@example.org
An increase in students accessing and using our Warners Bay High Careers Faculty facebook page and Warners Bay High Careers website.
Our digital resources are regularly being used to help students and parents stay up to date with information on jobs, courses, university news and information that can help with decision making on your life beyond school and future career pathways. This site has been designed so you can locate university and TAFE courses, get information about apprenticeships and find information on the HSC, such as past papers. We encourage all parents and students to check out this interactive site.