On Track is a Victorian Government initiative which surveys school leavers who have left school in the last six months to find out if they are on track to a bright future.
On Track ensures school leavers are contacted within six months of leaving school to see if they are on a path to further education, training or employment. It also enables young people to seek further advice and assistance via a referral service if required to get back on track.
On Wednesday November 27, Sacred Heart College, Kyneton in conjunction with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Central Ranges LLEN, delivered a Careers evening for parents of Years 7 to 10 students. The workshop focussed on the importance of having positive conversations with their children about the future of work.
Topics covered during the evening included:
Understanding what interests and motivates your child
Data and trends in local, regional and national job markets
Tools and strategies for constructive conversations
Accessing relevant careers information
Career resilience and the changing world of work
Stages of career development
The importance of networking
Over seventy parents actively participated in the activities, DVD’s and presentations designed to teach practical tools to assist in supporting their child with career guidance. In 2014 it is intended to expand the sessions to involve other schools in the Macedon Ranges Careers and Pathways Network.
Julie Matricardi-Old (Careers Department Sacred Heart), Lisa Linton (Macedon Ranges Partnership Broker, CRLLEN) Fiona Peck and Alan Davies (DEECD, Regional Careers)
Participants of Information day with Victoria University trainer Emily Barter
Sixteen enthusiastic young women attended the Healthy Future’s Community Services and Health Information day held on Tuesday 23rd July 2013. The day was organised by Central Ranges LLEN and CVGT and kindly hosted by Kyneton Community Learning Centre.
Participants heard from a range of speakers including Nerrisa Fry from the Department of Health, Allied Health workers from Cobaw Community Health and General Manager Mandy Greetham, BUPA Kyneton. A workshop was run by Victoria University and young student Syke from Gisborne Secondary College spoke about her experiences doing a School Based Apprenticeship. Sessions were held to assist students in assessing which career option they would like to follow and also to navigate the possible pathways they could discuss with their Career Coordinators.
Students reported gaining a greater understanding of the sector and intent to follow up with their transitions and pathways school contact. The day was successful in building a base of students interested in enrolling in Community Services and Allied Health courses through the VET Cluster in 2014.
The Central Ranges Trade Training Centre Consortium is advertising an exciting new position – Trade Training Centre Manager!
If you would like to shape the future of student achievement for almost 3,000 students across the shires of Murrindindi, Mitchell, Strathbogie and Whittlesea, by ensuring the maintenance and development of key partnerships – this position could be for you!
This position is seeking a person who is self motivated has a high level of communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for working with education, training and industry professionals.
The position description for the Central Ranges Trade Training Centre Manager is located on the Broadford Secondary College website – under position vacant, with applications closing on March 9.
For more information download the position description or contact Jim Alsop of Broadford Secondary College on 03 5784 1200 or [email protected]