Learning pathways and career development counselling is available for all students. Our aim is to prepare our students for the move to university, TAFE or employment and provide them with lifelong skills to manage future career transitions.
Careers in the Curriculum
Career development learning is encouraged within the Learning Programs across all year levels. Students are encouraged to identify their interests, skills and abilities and understand how these relate to careers. At Year 10 level students have a range of options available to them (including online career matching tools, formal aptitude and interest measurement tools and direct counselling) as the basis for further investigation of careers and course pathways. In later years the focus is on course research and evaluation in preparation for the tertiary application process.
Students are able to access Careers counselling to discuss their individual pathways planning and other course and career related issues. Students receive targeted support in relation to VCE, VCAL & VET subject selection and tertiary applications, apprenticeships and employment options.
Parents are also welcome to meet with the careers counsellor to discuss student pathways.
Students in Years 10-12 have the option of undertaking work experience. Students are encouraged to identify industries of interest, and approach them to secure their own work experience placement. This provides the opportunity for students to experience the world of work, understand employer expectations and build their employability skills.
Guest Speakers and Vocational Experiences
Throughout the year all students have the opportunity to hear from people from a wide range of courses and careers.
Victorian and interstate university and TAFE course guides, Job Guides and Employment trends, Guides to Apprenticeships and Scholarships and other printed materials are located in the Careers Room. These materials are freely available to students.
Nationwide Career News
The My High School Careers website aims to make the careers news accessible to careers advisers, parents and students all over Australia. To see the news and calendar on their website please use the following login details...
NEW Careers Website
Visit the new Lakes Entrance Secondary College Careers Website at: www.lakessccareers.com
Read the newsletter for the very latest information on all things to do with education, training and getting a job. You can download Work Experience Forms, create a USI, follow the link to obtain a Tax File Number, search for courses and job vacancies, access information regarding post school options and much more.
Go to the student area to create an account which will enable you access to templates for resumes and job applications, complete and store work safety certificates, investigate careers, create an e-portfolio for all the important documents required for interviews and applications and much more.
See Dee Cameron for further information.
Careers Practitioner: Ms. Dee Cameron
Dee assists students to plan effectively for their future learning and employment. She also assists in organising work experience placements.
Email: Dee Cameron