Term 2 has started how term 1 finished off…very busy with loads of Careers activities happening!
Year 12 interviews
During week 2 of Term 2 Year 12 students were asked to make an appointment to come and speak about what it is they intend on doing in 2020 and beyond. Students were asked to complete an information sheet about what it is they would like to be doing next year, support needed, or concerns they may have. This process is very important to determine what support or assistance students may need coming to the end of their school life. To date 106 students have participated, which has been a fantastic response. Students will receive a summary of our discussions which may include but not limited to resource links, recommendations, and resources to support career options and resume suggestions.
TIS (Tertiary Information Session) day
This week our Year 12's attended a TIS day at Federation University. A collective of Universities, TAFE Institutes, and Independent Tertiary Colleges helped our students prepare for future careers. Year 12 students attend a presentation about VTAC and transitioning to tertiary education after high school, they then had an opportunity to meet and gain information from a range of tertiary institutions.
Group 1 completed their work experience placement last week. We conducted site visits or calls to see how students were enjoying their time and chat with them about their experience in the workforce. The feedback from both students and the local business has been very positive.
Our Year 10 students have really enjoyed this week discovering the world of work and learning new employability skills. On behalf of Lowanna College I would like to personally thank and recognise the wonderful local businesses that have supported our work experience program.
These businesses are:
Latrobe Valley Authority, Little Saints Early Learning, Betta Electrical, Lloyd Street Tyre & Auto Services, Colli’s Hair Design, Newborough East Primary School, Albert Street Primary School, South Street Primary School, Elizabeth Street Primary School, Yallourn North Primary School, St Marys Primary School, St Kierans Primary School, Yarragon Primary School, Gippsland Tech School, CSIRO, Lowanna College, St Hilary’s Nursing Home, Hex Health, TM & H Timber and Hardware, Hauxwell Builders, Ian Grants Caravans, Rodwells Moe, Delfab Engineering, Paul Graham Building, Moe Neighbourhood House, Moe Child Care & Kindergarten Centre, Moe Custom 4x4, Opal Pizza, SKM Contracting, Robbie J’s Automotive, Latrobe City, Curleys Cods and Customs, O’Connells Tyres, Moe Veterinary Centre, Forestry Maintenance Services, Indulge Yourself Beauty Therapy Spa & Laser Clinic, Leicester Plumbing, Arnotts Cabinets, J & C Motorcycles, The Foot & Ankle Clinic, Gilmour Motors, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Vartel Developments, LV Pro Roof Plumbing, Latrobe Valley Village, Trafalgar Veterinary Centre & Moe Caravan Service & Repairs.
I Am Ready Program
I Am Ready is a Gippsland-wide program to support secondary school students with a learning barrier or disability. Participants will learn work-readiness skills and be provided with opportunities for supported work experience. Lowanna has 3 students participating in this wonderful program.
The Programs aim is to skill the participants up so they are ready for work experience next term...and they are off to a great start!
A huge thank-you from Lowanna College to the Baw Baw LLEN and ‘I am ready’ Program for facilitating and supporting our students to gain these essential employability skills.
This week our STEM Sisters visited Gippsland Tech School (GTS) to look at different skills and types of technology influencing industries. Students learned about 3d design and laser cutting, coding and robotics, animations and sports science. This was a great day and the students enjoyed their time at GTS.
The Victorian Energy, Education and Training Program (VEET) helps students to learn more about the industry and opportunities available, by taking them through a series of industry orientation activities. Students will get to visit AGL/Loy Yang Power Station & AusNet Services Terminal Stations, an energy training centre, and complete a 3 day work placement along with other activities.
Lowanna has 3 successful applicants which is fantastic for our school and a wonderful achievement for these students. This week the program commenced with an Induction evening. Congratulations Zac Skinner, Zoe Mitrovic and Jacob Johnson!
Former Lowanna student and now Business Owner, Josh Whittaker, came to school to speak to our students about his journey. Josh is a Senior Exercise Physiologist and Director of Hex Health.
Josh has completed a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Deakin University) and a Bachelor of Human Movement with Honours from RMIT. Hex Health was developed so that Gippsland residents have access to the knowledge that will assist them with changes to their diet and exercise.
The students loved hearing from Josh and found him extremely relatable! A big thank you to Josh for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak with our students.
Latrobe Community Health Services
Speech Pathologist, Adrienne Robinson visited our school to talk to students about a career within the Allied Health sector. Adrienne has a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Speech Pathology.
Students loved listening to Adrienne’s journey and learning about the aspects of her job that she loves! Students heard about the diverse range of jobs available in Allied Health. Adrienne showed the students a wonderfully detailed PowerPoint presentation which they have access to via our Careers Department.
Thank you Adrienne and Latrobe Community Health Services!
Last Wednesday, Engineer and former Lowanna student Kathleen Kent, came to speak to our students about her career with Gippsland Water and her journey to get to where she is now. Kathleen spoke about her time at Lowanna, her University studies and what her engineering role entails. Students asked some great questions and thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Kathleen’s journey.
Thank you Kathleen and Gippsland Water!
Please follow below link or access through the Lowanna College website under ‘Careers’