Year 10: Work Experience and Career Intensive
Work experience is an integral part of the Careers Program at GLC, providing students with a valuable opportunity to explore possible career options, gain an understanding of the work environment and employers’ expectations, as well as develop work-related competencies. Students have been encouraged to source placements on their own, learning the value of initiative and communication skills in the process.
Our Year 10 students have completed their week of work experience. Our students selected from a diverse range of industries and occupations including: Law Courts, Engineering, Primary teaching, Hospitality, Building and Construction, Animal Welfare, IT and Design. Students were placed across various locations including a RAAF Base in Queensland, the snowfields of Mt Buller, offices in Melbourne, and many others in and around Geelong.
When students returned to the College they were involved in a Career Intensive, allowing them to review their work experience, update resumes/portfolios and undertake career and pathway exploration activities. This intensive also included discussions about senior pathway options and how their thoughts on career pathways will impact their subject selection for next year. A senior pathways information evening will be held at the College early in term three to outline our Senior Secondary School structure.
University and TAFE Open Days
Term 3 is the time that all Year 12 students need to think about what they plan to do at the end of their secondary schooling. For some the decision is easy, for others it can be difficult. To aid with the decision at GLC we visit several Universities as part of the College’s careers activities, starting with The Gordon City Campus in Year 9 to visiting several of the Melbourne Universities on the Year 12 Camp.
Tertiary Institutions hold many of their Open Days throughout Term 3 so we strongly advise that students take the opportunity to visit. Year 12 is a very busy year, and students should have made most of the difficult decisions by this time. Visiting Universities in Years 10 and 11 means that students can make informed decisions in Year 12.
To aid with planning Open Day visits, all the major Open Days have been listed on the GLC Careers website – https://www.glccareers.com.au – on the message board, which is on the front page.
Both students and parents are encouraged to contact Karl Mahr, Careers Coordinator, for any support or advice.