St Catherine’s students test their futures in workforce
ST CATHERINE’S Year 10 students were out and about in the community last week engaging in an exciting and productive work experience week.
St Catherine’s students were placed with employers to gain insights into the industry and the workplace in which they are located.
The week provides students with the valuable opportunity to develop employability skills and explore possible career options.
“The Year 10 work experience week allows students to select placements according to their future occupational aspirations and is a very worthwhile part of our school calendar,” St Catherine’s VET co-ordinator Melissa Pepper said.
Mrs Pepper planned and facilitated the work placements from Mackay to Airlie Beach for the students.
“Already there have been further employment and training opportunities come out of this experience for our students.”
On their return to St Catherine’s, students and their families are now moving into SET planning mode.
Many conversations around their future will now take place.
“Hopefully the work experience week has been able to answer some questions, but raise many more,” deputy principal curriculum Phil McIntosh said when explaining the new Queensland Senior Syllabus at a recent information evening for all Year 10 parents and students.
ON THE JOB: St Catherine's College students at Wilmar Sugar.
Brylee Jensen at Proserpine Vet Surgery.
Bella Pini at Queensland X-Ray.
Student Annalise BarbaroD'Amarto at Brian Poschelk Dental.