Careers and Pathways
Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.
Providing careers guidance is becoming an increasingly complex and specialised field. Students have careers programs delivered through their PAL lessons throughout the year and can access appointments from our Careers Team who have an office in the Library Resource Centre. We are fortunate to have a great team including:
Olivia Bontempeli - Careers and Pathways
Janet Elovaris - VET, VCAL, Apprenticeships
WSC is working with all students to create a Personalised Learning Plan, to ensure that all students have a current and realistic Careers Plan. Regardless of age, any student and their parent may make an individual appointment with Olivia if they require further assistance. Particular focus is provided to students and families as they select their final VCE subjects, to ensure that prerequisite subjects are identified and VTAC applications successfully submitted.
The WSC careers website is also available for further information and advice.
Preparing young people for the new work reality 2018
Following the journeys of 14,000 young people over a decade, the New Work Reality report reveals the factors that accelerate the transition to full-time work, including the skills, mindset and confidence young people need to navigate our changed world of work.
THE NEW WORK MINDSET 7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order
There is an urgent need to shift mindsets in our approach to jobs, careers and work. New big data analysis provides us with insights into the patterns of skills young people now require to navigate complex and uncertain working lives. We must act now to ensure young Australians can thrive in the new world of work.
There are more than 1,000 different occupations in Australia. This might seem like a bewildering choice for a young person starting their career, but actually many of these jobs are related in the sense that they involve similar skills, day-today tasks and work environments (some of which are surprising). By using a first-time methodology for analysing millions of job advertisements, these occupations can actually be grouped into just 7 ‘clusters of work’: