Their date with des­tiny

Stu­dents gain in­sight into fu­ture

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Ge­orge Smith ge­orge.smith@cnbtimes.com.au

MONTO State High School stu­dents have had a taste of what awaits them af­ter their school days.

As part of the school’s Bea­con pro­gram 34 stu­dents, mainly Year 10, at­tended the 2013 Speed Ca­reer­ing event.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of dif­fer­ent oc­cu­pa­tions were gath­ered to spend seven min­utes with groups of stu­dents.

Th­ese oc­cu­pa­tions in­cluded jour­nal­ist, po­lice of­fi­cer, school prin­ci­pal, fi­nance di­rec­tor, civil en­gi­neer and army of­fi­cer.

The school’s Bea­con co-or­di­na­tor, Stacey De­laney O’Reilly, said it was the sec­ond year Speed Ca­reer­ing had been held and it would now be­come an an­nual event.

“We sent let­ters of in­vi­ta­tion to dif­fer­ent busi­nesses and were lucky to get 10 pre­sen­ters for this year’s event. That’s more than last year so its ex­cel­lent to see it grow­ing.

“For the stu­dents I think they en­joyed meet­ing real world peo­ple and see­ing what’s out there, what they can do and how to do it.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

LOOK­ING AHEAD: Monto State High School stu­dents lis­ten to ad­vice at the Speed Ca­reer­ing event.

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