A Speed Careering event was held at Comet Bay College on the 30th April. It was a fun way to expose 300 of our Year 10 students to a wide range of career choices and encourage them to start thinking about their course counselling later in the year.
Thirty representatives from various industries volunteered their time to expose the students to real jobs in today’s ever-changing workforce. The event was run like a speed dating session and was broken into two fast-paced sessions. Each guest speaker had thirty seconds to introduce themselves and explain why their job is a top job.
Students were then seated in groups of ten and the speakers spent four minutes at each table, explaining more about the pros and cons of their chosen career. Every four minutes a bell would sound and the speakers moved to the next table full of interested participants.
The benefits for both students and industry representatives will be ongoing and the community links created are invaluable. So much fun was had by all that we can’t wait to run the event again next year.