NEW CAREER FOCUS AT COMET BAY
Comet Bay College has launched a new Career Development Centre and Career Education Program this year.
The new initiative provides support to students to develop a clear sense of purpose and connection to their learning as they take part in explicit career education throughout Years 7 to 10.
Comet Bay College Principal Jamie Hayres said the program encouraged students to set learning goals based on possible career pathways.
“Traditionally schools have met with students in the second half of Year 10 for a limited discussion on subject selections based on what career they may like to pursue when they leave school,” he said.
“The Career Development Centre and the Career Education Program will start a much deeper and richer conversation in Year 7, empowering all students to make informed decisions around their subject selections in senior school and have a far better understanding of what employment options are available once they leave school.
“We fully expect that students will be more focused on their learning and work harder knowing what grades and skills they need as they are working towards an explicit goal and career pathway.”
Dean of Vocational Education and Training Jane Bryer said the new centre and program was a great tool for students who did not know what industry they wanted to pursue.
“We work alongside students to find out more about who they really are – their interests, goals and strengths,” she said.
“This enables us to develop portfolios at an early age with long-term goals that students can work towards.
“The staff in the Career Development Centre guide students through their subject selection, to channel their interests, strengths and long-term vision and get them actively engaging in studies that support their chosen career pathways.”