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Careers & Pathways News

August 19, 2019

It is the time of the year that students begin to ramp up their focus on career, pathway and transition planning. We continue to encourage students and parents to sign up the SFX Careers Newsfeed. Students who are in Year 11 and 12 and are unsure of how to get started with a transition plan, please email Mr Stewart to arrange a careers interview.

Career Xpo

To assist the students with their planning we took 63 interested Year 10, 11 and 12 students to the annual Careers Expo at EPIC. They had a wonderful time talking with Industry, CIT and

University representatives. Courses, apprenticeships, traineeships and pathways to work were discovered and discussed.

Emergency services and the Defence forces are always a drawcard with fire engines, ambulances and tanks etc that the students could interact with. Many engaged with hands on activities including beauty services, horticulture, electronics and construction.

Here are some quotes from students who attended:

“It gave me a lot of direction in terms of what career path I’m taking”

“I get to learn about different careers and understand what the right career path is for me.”

Anyone who might be eligible and interested in the Disability Provider Employment Expo, please visit the careers office as soon as possible.

Australian Schools Based Apprenticeships

On Tuesday this week parents and students who were interested in learning more about Apprenticeships and Traineeships which can be started while still at school came along to an information session. Tracy Harrison from Australian Training Company told us about the ASBA opportunities through their employment and Mr Stewart filled in the gaps regarding trade ASBAs and the new ASBA group that is being set up in the school. Anyone in year 10 or 11 who are interested in starting their employ and training while still at school should email Mr Stewart to arrange an appointment.

Coming Events for Students

Studio19 – Year 11 & 12 students

Students will be exploring their career and transition options by participating in the CIT Creative Industries Open House, on Thursday 12 September 2019, students will meet CIT’s professional staff, use CIT’s first-class industry standard facilities, and find out what it’s like to be a CIT student for a day.

Further  information

University of Canberra – Year 11 and 12 students

On Wednesday the 21st of August a representative from University of Canberra will be visiting us in the Kingsford Smith room at recess to discuss applications, courses and all things UC. Any student considering applying for UC this year or next would benefit from seeing this presentation and taking part. Students may bring their recess, please arrive promptly.


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