Speaking from experience
Career talks help students to work through job options
KEARNAN College Year 9 students were last week given direction and advice to help them make decisions about their careers.
For the first time, the school hosted a careers day for the Year 9 class, which included special guests such as Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei, Fonty’s Pool owner Jeremy Beissel and several industry representatives from throughout the region.
Thursday’s career’s day started with a study skills session to help the Year 9s with end-of-year-exams.
The day then continued with a presentation from Cr Omodei and Mr Beissel as they spoke about their employment journeys.
Mr Beissel advised the students to be careful with their online presence. “Your social media image is something that potential employers will look at,” he said.
Cr Omodei talked about the growing industries in the region and the importance of using technology for industry advancements.
He said, given the advent of technology, any type of business could be set up in the region.
Kearnan College principal Jason Meynell said professionals involved on the day included people from agriculture, an electrician, a teacher, someone in real estate and someone from design and graphics.
“We can make it bigger next year,” he said.
“The employment landscape will be different by the time these students enter the workforce.
“Different skills will be needed.”
Fonty's Pool owner Jeremy Beissel addresses Kearnan College's Year 9s at their career day on Thursday.