Year 9 Event – Opportunity Knocks
This week the Year 9 students participated in their Careers event Opportunity Knocks. 8 Community Partners welcomed our students into their working environments and exposed the students to a wide variety of occupations and knowledge about the industry they are from. We ran 11 different visits and workshops on the day.
Our students are all to be congratulated on the way they represented the school. They got involved in the workshops, asked lots of questions and gained a lot of information –which will start to form the basis of their research about what career path is of most interest to them.
A special thank you to our community partners Monier Roofing, Chisholm Institute, The Valley Private Hospital, Dandenong Magistrates court, Monash University's Bio EYES and Robogals programs, Aryzta Bakery and Hilton Engineering.
The follow-up day on the Friday involved our guest speaker futurist Marcus Barber talking about the in-demand job areas of the future as well as how to be successful in the ever-changing world in which we live. This was followed by Coaching for Success –where students did some activities around goal setting and career planning.
A special thank you to all of the staff involved in running the days, including the team members from Monier Roofing who helped mentor students in the Coaching for Success sessions.
News for finishing Year 12 students…Low Income Healthcare Card for Australian Students
Once you have finished school you are no longer a student and you may be eligible for a Low Income Health Care Card. This card gives access to a range of concessions, not only on some health care items but also on a range of other goods and services. In particular, TAFE and other short courses offer substantial discounts for cardholders.
You may also be eligible for public transport concessions (note that if you are studying interstate you are not eligible for public transport concessions in Victoria).
Eligibility for a Low Income Health Care Card is based on YOUR income over the previous 8 weeks. As long as your income is less than $4296 over that period you should qualify. You will maintain the Low Income Health Care Card as long as your income does not exceed $4296 in any 8 week period.
It is recommended that all graduating Year 12 students consider applying for this card once the exams are over.
Visit Low Income Healthcare Card and find out more!
Interested in working with animals?
Students interested in a career working with animals are encouraged to consider going to the RSPCA Discovery Day.
The day will be jam packed full of useful information with speakers from various areas within the organisation and some fun activities as well to break up the day!
For more information and to download a registration form visit : http://www.rspcavic.org/services/education/secondary-education/animal-career-discovery-day
Date: Thursday 1st December
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Burwood East RSPCA
Cost: $65 includes registration, morning tea, RSPCA career show bag, and all activity costs.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK
Students considering looking for part time or casual work over the Christmas and New Year break, might like to consider Woolworths & Big W, Coles, Kmart, Target, McDonalds and KFC just for some ideas.
Students are reminded to not limit themselves to the above stores, but to also think about places near to their homes – think about things that are close by, the shops they go to, the places they eat, etc.
Remember, there are so many different ways to keep busy during school holidays, and activities do not have to always be paid work. For example, volunteering for local charities is a great way to contribute to the community and to build your CV.
Any questions? Please pop into the Careers Centre!
Careers and Pathways Manager