Year 10 Parent and Student Career Planning Information Evening
Last Thursday (16 May), on one of the coldest May evenings we’ve seen in quite a while, lots of hardy souls gathered at the school to hear about career planning and subject selection in Year 10. It is hoped by starting preparations early that students will be well prepared for completing their Secondary Education and Training (SET) Plan next term to provide a guide to their senior years and beyond.
The PowerPoint presentation is on the College Moodle site moodle.gccc.qld.edu.au. Go to the Future Pathways link and then the Parent Information. These resources can be accessed without a password by clicking on Login as Guest. While you are in the Future Pathways area, have a look around at the other information which is available there.
For families who were not able to make the presentation, packs have been given to students to take home. If you haven’t received yours please ask your child or contact Mrs Ferris at the school. firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Expo This Weekend
The Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo is on this Saturday 25 May at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Doors open at 10am. Entry is free. The Expo will feature many leading employers including Energy, Mining, Construction, Retail, Government agencies and others. There will also be a wide range of Universities, TAFE and private educators and trainers. It is a showcase of employment, careers, education, training and seminar opportunities.
Congratulations to three Senior students who are commencing school based traineeships. Felicity Tasker is starting a traineeship at Dominos Pizza in Beerwah. Brianna Williams is working at Flair Jewellery in Beerwah. Felicity and Brianna are both studying Business in a Retail setting. Elizabeth Partridge is starting at Matilda’s at Glasshouse working towards a Certificate III in Hospitality. Keep your eye out for these enterprising students making their mark out in our community.
Defence Force Visit to GCCC
We were fortunate last week to have Leading Seaman Glen Ponder come along to the College to talk to the students about careers in the Defence Force. Glen gave a comprehensive round up of opportunities to enter the Defence Force including a 12 month program, like the old Gap Year program, where students can join up for just 12 months, be paid well, learn lots of new skills and then have the option of continuing on or leaving the Defence Force at the end of 12 months.
Glen’s main advice for students who may be interested in a wide range of opportunities including trades, university training for officer entry, openings in Army Navy and Airforce, was to ring 131901 and book into a YOU session to assess interests and abilities and discuss suitable pathways. YOU sessions are held here on the Coast at the Maroochydore Office of Defence Force Recruiting. Glen stayed for most of the morning and spoke to many students including Troy Fullerton and our visiting Youth Worker Nick Warren.
Chopper Line Open Day
We would like to take this opportunity to invite your students to Chopperline’s Open Day on 29and 30 June 2013. This weekend very fittingly coincides with the Queensland Air Museum’s Annual Open Cockpit Weekend. (http://www.qam.com.au/ocw/ocw.htm)
It’s also a great family fun weekend, with lots to do and see.
Date: Saturday 29and Sunday 30 June 2013 – 9am – 3pm
Address: Caloundra Airport – 12 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra, 4551
Contact: 07 5491 8588
If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to call directly on 07 5491 8558.
Law Week 2013
Law Week is a national celebration held annually in May and is a great opportunity for students to get a closer look at the justice system. With more than 75 events being held statewide, including court tours, displays, mock trials, fundraising events, and courthouse open days, and a host of online resources and social media conversations, there’s sure to be a way for your school and students to get involved. To get the latest updates, resources and the statewide event calendar visit the law week website www.lawweek.qld.gov.au and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Information Evening: Brisbane North Institute of TAFE BNIT
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation
(Accredited Year 12 alternative)
Suitable for adults (18+) who wish to:
· Improve their job prospects
· Prepare for university studies
· Gain or improve their rank/OP
· Change their lives
· Engage their brain J
Date: Thursday 6 June Time: 5-6.30 pm
Place: Room B1.02 Caboolture Campus.
For further information please phone Nicole Slater on 5498 0321 or email Nicole.Slater@tafe.qld.edu.au
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