Careers News

Careers Expo

Thank you to the Westall Community who helped make this yearly Career Expo the success that it was on Tuesday 14th May, for Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 students.  It is our school’s hope that parents join us next year.

 

Meanwhile, some Exhibitors are preparing for our Parent/Teacher Interview on 30th July, so watch this space!

 

The feedback received was that all students were respectful and engaged and that Exhibitors were happy to return to our school in 2020 – well done students!

 

All students were given a passport and if they asked a question, the Exhibitor could stamp their passport.  

 

Thanks to our Admin Team: Ms Baumgartner, Mr. Tran, Mrs Karayiannis, Mrs. Phung and Year Level Co-ordinators: Ms. Read, Mr. Tran, Mr. Tahos, Mr. Bandara and Mrs Gatsios also Mr. Henderson, Mr. Roberts, Ms Simadri and Mr. Lanarus for their support. Special mention goes out to Alex, Kristina, Leonie, Maree, Reia and Rushil. 

 

Thanks to all our Exhibitors (listed below) who attended and our students benefited from asking questions and getting their responses.  

Special thanks to our Hospitality teachers and students who helped serve Morning Tea and Lunch to the Exhibitors and our Speed Careering Volunteers.

 

HERE IS SOME FEEDBACK FROM OUR EXHIBITORS:  

"The organisations attended presented diversity and provided useful information to students."

 

"Congratulations on a successful day. Your students were so engaged!"

 

"The passport was a good way to get students to actually come up and see what we do."From Swinburne University - "Thank you for organising the Career Expo and inviting Swinburne. It was nice to come out and visit Westall Secondary College and meet our prospective students."

 

"Thanks so much for hosting Uniting Employment Services at your Expo – it was fantastic and I can help parents who have children with additional needs!"

 

From Holmesglen - "Hopefully they are able to make better informed decisions for their pathways."

 

From E-Focus Training - "Thank you for inviting us.  We really enjoyed the day and we would like to attend again for Parent Information night in Term 3."

 

From Skillsinvest in Dandenong - "Our pleasure!  Sorry that we had to exit early on this occasion, however I liked the fact that the students were given a task sheet to record the exhibitors they spoke to. I found that there was a great interest from the female cohort for trades and apprenticeships, particularly in the building and construction trade. I have been a part of industry discussions for Tradeswomen Australia recently and there is a big focus on how to attract women to take up previously and traditionally male dominated trades, and this starts at the grassroots level in schools through conversations with students and career advisors. We look forward to the event planned later in the year."

Speed Careering

The following organisations were represented during the Expo and the “Speed Careering” Event which was organised for Year 10, 11 and 12 students.

 

Just to recap – What is Speed Careering

Speed Careering is an activity designed to build student awareness of the a various roles/work options available in our community including the fact that there are just as many individual career pathways as there are roles. It involves small group informal discussions.

 

We thank them for their support and contribution to our students’ pathways.

 

 

 

TRAINING AND EMPLOYER ORGANISATIONS:  

  • Deakin College
  • Federation University Australia
  • LaTrobe University
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University
  • Torrens University
  • Acknowledge Education – Hospitality Courses
  • Chisholm
  • Holmesglen
  • Kangan
  • Lightmare Studios
  • Sarina Russo Group
  • Skillinvest
  • E-Focus Training
  • Uniting Employment Services
  • City of Kingston – Youth Services
 

Ms. Geraldine Borgonha

Careers Advisor