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What’s happening in ATC Pathways?

Deciding on a pathway is easy for some students and difficult for others, but the ATC Career and Pathways team aims to ensure students are provided with activities to assist them in understanding their interests, attributes, skills, and experiences to help shape their future pathway decisions.

Here is an update on a few of the current and upcoming activities:

Year 11 students are participating in a Personal Development Program run by trainers from June-Daly Watkins. The students learn tips to assist them now and into the future including the importance of making a great first impression, job interview preparation, creating a professional image and technology etiquette.

Year 10 students are completing a Future-Fit Careers Quiz. This quiz consists of two questionnaires. The first being Focus on Me, builds a profile of a student’s interests and skills and the second questionnaire, Focus on my Future, creates a picture of a student’s vocational aptitudes and the kind of career he may be interested in. The results of these questionnaires along with career matches are then provided for reflection and investigation. Students will also be provided with time to create a resume and cover letter using the template on Career Tools accessed through the College’s SharePoint page. This system allows the students to regularly update and save the information even after they have left the College.

Another experience for the Year 10 students will occur on the Ambrose Treacy College/Celebrate Learning Day where they will visit universities and TAFE Colleges including the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, TAFE Queensland Skills Tech and TAFE Queensland Brisbane Southbank campus.

Year 9 students will be part of the Discover my Future program. The program aims to help young people plan for and shape their future by investigating a wide range of career opportunities, pathways, identifying the skills and personal qualities required for these occupations. This program is an excellent start to a student’s pathway journey.

A number of Year 10 and Year 11 students have nominated to undertake Work Experience in the upcoming holidays in a range of diverse occupations including; Accounting, Light Automotive Mechanic, Landscape Design, Social Work and with the Australian Defence Force. This experience is very beneficial for students in helping them with their pathway decisions.

ATCareers Bulletin

Every month the ATCareers Bulletin is released and contains important information regarding your son’s options for the future. The bulletin shares information on Open Days, Work Experience opportunities, Vocational Education and Training (VET) information, industry insights and competitions for skill development. Please keep an eye out for this vital resource.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us at and we will organise the most suitable person to talk with you and your son about their pathways.

Melissa Peacock
Head of Vocational & Career Pathways
peacockm@atc.qld.edu.au