We have had a very busy term 1 in Careers with lots of programs, visitors and guest speakers coming to Lowanna to expose our students to the huge variety of careers available. Students are responding very positively to these new activities and have been enjoying the opportunities.
Work Experience for Semester 1 group is from 13th May – 17th May. Students in the following classes, 10HUM4, 10HUMC5, & 10HUM6 will participate. The remaining classes will undertake work experience in Semester 2. It is an expectation that all Year 10 students participate in this program. Information has been sent home via Compass to parents/guardians. Students have received this information and discussed the process during class time with the support of teaching and careers staff. Students are required to source their own work experience placement. Students who have not found a placement by end of term 1 will have a letter sent home to parents/guardians explaining the expectations. Please see attached documents.
Latrobe Trade Pathways Program
The program has been established between Lowanna and Federation Training for interested Year 10 students to try their hand at different pathways. Students will attend each Friday during the term and participate in hands on education in their chosen area. Certificates of participation will be awarded to all students that complete the full term program. During term 1 the programs were Automotive and Carpentry. Term 2 programs will be Engineering and Hair & Beauty. There are limited spots in these programs and term 2 has already been filled. We have had a great response to this program.
Carpentry Group – Term 1- Jordan, Braydon, Ryan and Cameron.
Federation University Experience
On Thursday 14th March, interested VCE students participated in a University experience day in the field of Sport, PE and Outdoor Education. Students took part in the camp of campus challenge with the outdoor education staff. They tried hands-on sports science such as fitness training and sports performance. They also experienced sports coaching, games, and activities. Students also found out about exciting careers in this field, in schools, organisations, community areas, and business. This was a great opportunity for our students to experience this field and discover possible career pathways.
Latrobe City- Youth Volunteering Information Day
Year 9 and Year 10 students attended an information session to demonstrate and explain the benefits of becoming a regular volunteer in the emergency services within our community. Students listened to the CFA, SES and Salvation Army talk about the skills and knowledge that come from volunteering along with the sense of importance, connection and belonging within our community. Students who attended thoroughly enjoyed the day.
STEM Sisters Program
BawBaw Latrobe LLEN recently launched the STEM Sisters program, which actively increases the awareness of young women and the opportunities within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) field. Our selected Lowanna girls learnt all about the STEM Sisters program including STEM ambassadors, mentoring, industry, and the wonderful opportunities regarding careers in the STEM area. Our students are looking forward to being a part of this amazing program!
Photo credit- Wing Threads
WorkSafe Inspector Michael Vanderzalm come to visit our VCAL Senior and Intermediate students to chat about the importance of work safety, employees’ rights, facts about workplace accidents, and work related injuries. The students asked questions that related to their field of work and spoke about industry induction processes. Thank you Michael for finding time in your busy schedule to help our students gain a greater understanding of work safety.
Want to be on the Radio
Gippsland FM visited school to speak to interested students about Careers in radio and a Youth Project 2019. The Youth Project 2019 requires students to participate in a training program to learn about the studio, production and a trail demo for a time slot on radio. This is a great opportunity for those students interested in this media forum.
BH Resume Writing
Thank you to Blair Hill for coming in to speak to students about resumes, job applications and cover letters. With over 10 years in the Employment Service Industry and more recently running her own successful business it was great for our students to hear tips, ideas and advice for resumes. We will be working with students going forward to help them prepare their resume portfolios.
Australian Defence Force
The ADF visited our school to promote careers within the Australian Defence Force. Bec- Air Force, Stu - Army and Allan - Navy told students about the amazing career opportunities within the defence force. Students really embraced the event with lots of great questions.
AGA Apprenticeships Plus
Field Officer Joe Baldacchino spoke with Year 10 students about apprenticeships and traineeships, resumes, interview techniques and employer expectations.
Regional Manager Les Stothard spoke with Year 10 students about the services that MAX Employment offer to unemployed people, as well as tips on interviewing and resumes.
We are hoping to run a RSA (Responsible Serving of Alcohol) Course for Year 12 students only. This course will be at school after school hours and would be a cost to the student. Those who are interested, please give your name to Kirsty in the Careers Office ASAP.
Please follow below link or access through the Lowanna College website under ‘Careers’
Careers Pathways Co-Ordinator