CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Taku ara, e toku haere

My pathway, my journey

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:  Ms. Shelly Boyes

Students are encouraged to think about career choice and preparing for future pathways early in their secondary education. Emphasis is placed in career education delivered through the curriculum, specialist courses, academic conferencing, the vertical form system and personal interviews. Students also have access to careers counselling and careers information through printed material and on-line access to nationwide careers databases. Parents may make appointments with department staff and attend with their child if they wish for course and career planning. 

CAREERS CENTRE

CENTRE MANAGER:  Mrs. Jane Jolly

The Careers Centre is the hub of the department and open to all students, downstairs in the Student Support Building. Seniors are strongly encouraged to regularly check in to familiarise themselves with the latest information from tertiary institutions and from employers.
The Centre Manager runs the day-to-day administration of the department including liaison with all tertiary institutions and with some
employers. She manages the department’s schedule of services and the Centre is open for information and support throughout the school day.

SENIOR PROGRAMMES

SENIOR TRANSITION STUDIES PROGRAMME

TEACHER:  Ms. Shelly Boyes

The Senior Transition Studies Programme is geared towards the development of ‘the right mix of aptitude and attitude’ in our senior students, by preparing them for the expectations of adult learning and working environments. Students are provided with timetabled, integrated work experience, industry unit standards (Transition Studies Levels 1, 2 and 3) and self-managed project courses at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 (ASDAN Youth Award Scheme)

GATEWAY WORK EXPERIENCE

CO-ORDINATOR:  Mrs. Jillian Stone

Gateway is a non-timetabled activity offering students work experience opportunities in Years 11, 12 and 13. There is a chance to gain an additional 20 credits for NCEA, as well as confidence in the work place.

ASB Careers Expo/Job Fest: 24 May 2018

The Careers Expo comprises the widest range of exhibitors of any career focused Expo in New Zealand, consisting of employers, industry, tertiary providers, training institutes, government departments, and corporate New Zealand.
Each year hundreds of teachers bring tens of thousands of students to attend the Careers Expo throughout the country, taking advantage of opportunity for their students to talk face to face with the widest range of employers, industry, government departments, and training providers.