St Aloysius College “The Future Me” program
Throughout Term 4 St Aloysius College in North Melbourne have been implementing “The Future Me” career development program for all Year 10 students through their Humanities classes. Andrew Smith, the LLEN School-Community Engagement Officer, met with Rosa Martic, the College Careers Coordinator, during Term 3 to support the development of the program. The LLEN have been actively involved in the program throughout Term 4.
To ensure students were equipped with the latest skills in resume and cover letter writing the LLEN organised Cherie Ward from the RMIT Skills & Job Centre to facilitate a workshop for all students across the four classes. This resulted in students learning how to prepare a resume tailored to a specific job, including how to identify their skills and strengths.
Following this the LLEN arranged for Erin Anderson Scott from Fitted for Work to present an interactive workshop for all students on how to present for an interview. The students had a great time putting together both good and bad outfits and discussing the do’s and don’ts of real-world interviews.
The program culminated in the LLEN facilitating a mock job interview program across four periods of class time. Every Year 10 student had to select an entry level job and prepare a targeted resume and cover letter. Students were then interviewed for the position by a range of professionals. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to be part of the interview process. They included staff from the RMIT Skills and Job Centre, Whitelion, The Huddle, Capital City LLEN, Kangan School Relationship Team, Slade Group and the Victoria University Skills and Job Centre. The students did a fantastic job in the interviews and are to be congratulated on how well prepared they were.
The whole program has been a great success and students have gained new skills and confidence which will assist them in participating in both part time while they continue their studies and in the future workforce post school. Discussion has already commenced on how we can build on the success of the program next year, including the possibility of a parental engagement program to equip them with greater skills and knowledge to support their children on the career journey. For more information please contact Andrew Smith at email@example.com