Career education is integrated into the English and Social Studies programmes at Years 9 and 10. In the senior school students participate in specialist short term courses (modules) in CV writing, workplace skills and interview techniques.
The Gateway programme and Employment Skills classes assist students in making the transition from secondary school to the workforce or polytechnic courses. Numerous students have gained Modern Apprenticeships as a direct result of the Gateway programme. Individual career counselling is provided for all senior students.
CareerQuest is a job-matching tool designed to provide career suggestions and promote career conversations. Find out more about how it works, and get resources and tips to help others make the most of this tool at www2.careers.govt.nz/educators-practitioners/tools-and-activities/careerquest-guide/
Then go to http://www2.careers.govt.nz/tools/careerquest/results/?ctrl=answers to complete the questionnaire. There are 78 questions to answer. It will take about 10-20 minutes. Click on 'Return to my results' for a summary of Career Quest matching up your choices to possible Careers.
You are welcome to come and see Ms Wilson in Careers or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding your results.
The Occupation Outlook reports for 2013 have been designed to be one of the first places for young people to look when making a decision on career options and to determine what their chances are of getting a job once they have finished studying.
The 40 key occupations were chosen for a range of factors, including their size, popularity, and potential for future growth.
Just The Job?
Just The Job is a TV series about young people finding out about jobs through firsthand experience. There are 6 series available, with each series featuring 30-35 jobs. Each series is 30 minutes long and features up-close and personal insights into a myriad of career paths. They are an informative and entertaining tool to assist secondary students gain a first hand understanding of what happens 'on the job'.
You can watch Just The Job on Careers New Zealand's YouTube channel or TVNZ TV On Demand.