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Careering Ahead

Year 10 Food technology Class

Hey you! Are you wondering about the future? Trying to discover your true passion and purpose? If you answered YES to either of these questions, then read on! When you are young the world is your oyster and opportunities seem endless, but there can be enormous pressures on students to decide on a life path. How do boys know what career to pursue and what to do with their future?

The ATC Career and Pathways team are here to listen, support and guide your son with his choices. The ATC Career and Pathways team, Miss Melissa Peacock, Head of Vocational and Career Pathways and Ms Kate Nankivell, Counsellor and Career Guidance can help boys to understand how their interests, attributes, skills, subject preferences and life experiences can help shape their future.

We can help to:
• Set goals and strategies to assist you with your pathway decisions
• Develop strategies to assist you to achieve your potential
• Provide resources to discover and support pathway decisions and actions
• Make realistic and suitable course decisions
• Develop your employability skills
• Plan for employment

Every fortnight the ATCareers Bulletin will be released on the College app. This bulletin contains important information for your son’s future including Open Days, work experience opportunities, Vocational Education and Training (VET) information, industry insights and competitions for skill development. The first issue is available via the link below. Please keep an eye out for these very worthwhile upcoming events.

Next term, all Year 10 students are invited to undertake work experience during 19 – 23 June. Information and an application form was sent home on 15 February and completed forms are required by this Friday 10 March. They will also go on excursions to universities and TAFE Colleges including the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, University of Southern Queensland, TAFE Skills Tech and TAFE Queensland Brisbane Southbank. Detailed information about these experiential days will be provided closer to the time.

This term, Year 9 students will be part of the Discover My Future program which is organised by TAFE Queensland Brisbane. This program aims to help young people plan for and shape their future by investigating a wide range of career opportunities and pathways, and identifying the skills and personal qualities required for different occupations. This program involves an interactive presentation and follow-up lessons which students will then complete in their Formation lessons.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us by emailing and we will look forward to speaking with you and your son.

Melissa Peacock, Head of Vocational and Career Pathways

Ms Kate Nankivell, Counsellor and Career Guidance