Comet Bay College is pioneering a new concept aimed at raising career path awareness for their three hundred and forty Year 10 students, prior to making their Year 11 course selections. This two and a half hour ‘Speed Careering’ session provided an opportunity for students to interact with local businesses and various representatives from a broad range of careers and backgrounds.
Career expos such as ‘Speed Careering’ are a great way to expose students to a number of career pathways that they may not have even considered. The guest speakers commenced proceedings with a 30 second introduction of who they were and why they consider that their job is a ‘Top Job’. Students were then broken into groups of ten, and each guest had four minutes to answer any questions students raised and share their experiences in that working environment.
Comet Bay College student Queeneth Peters-Ibekwe, Year 10 commented:- “I really like the fact that how you start your working career path, may not be the path you end up in. Listening to the presenters gave me an insight into what is available.”
Tom Tasovac, Year 10, even though predominantly interested in the film and media pathway, listened intently to all the presenters and realised he has a lot more career options available to him than he first imagined.