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Careers and VET Services

WORK EXPERIENCE

It was great to see many of the St Michael’s students enjoying their work experience during the holidays.

Sebastian Benedetti went to the Australian Athletic Centre (AAC) and had a great experience. He was mentored by Miroslav Trbovic, who is an accredited Exercise Physiologist, and he got a great introduction to the world of fitness. In dynamic new facilities, including a running track, Sebastian was completing his placement as part of his Certificate 3 in Fitness. We are very grateful to AAC for taking him on, and encourage you to check out their new facilities by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE TERM 2 HOLIDAYS DEADLINES

The next scheduled week for work experience is during the second week of the Term 2 holidays, Monday 12 July – Friday 16 July.

The first week of Term 3 has also been allocated for Year 12s has also been who do not have trial exams. Students must return the completed Workplace Learning Agreement Form and the Work, Health & Safety Checklist to Ms Tidd nikki.tidd@smc.sa.edu.au in the LEC by week 7 (Friday 11 June).

Students will then be booked in for a risk assessment with Mr Viz once the forms have been returned. This must take place prior to the student undertaking the placement. A work experience placement cannot be authorised or covered by the College’s insurance unless all paperwork and preparation has been completed prior to the placement. Work experience students who do not meet the week 7 deadline may have to rearrange their placement for the October school holidays. Please see Mr Vizaniaris if you have any questions.

CAREERS AND WORK EXPO SATURDAY 8 MAY, WAYVILLE SHOWGROUNDS

Whilst the Expo in March had more of a tertiary focus, the May Expo focuses on many areas of trade, employment, the Australian Defence Force and more.

It is a great opportunity to learn more about apprenticeships, traineeships and gives you the chance to interact with representatives from the major companies in South Australia including BAE. There will also be representation from the SA Universities.

For further information regarding those involved, please click here.

NEW VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCES FROM GRANDSHAKE

Do you want to delve into your dream career? Well now you can without even having to leave the house. Grandshake has opened two more exciting Virtual Work Experience opportunities: Junior Environmental Planner and Junior Digital Engineer. If you want a taste of these careers, you can sign up for free. Check out Grandshake’s other Virtual Work Experience programs on offer here.

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE HEALTH HQ

When: Sunday 23 May 2021, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, 4 North Terrace Adelaide

At this event you can find out more about all courses related to Health and The University of Adelaide.  Are you interested in a career in dentistry, health and medical sciences, medicine, nursing, oral health, psychology, physiotherapy, speech pathology or occupational therapy?  You can tour their amazing new facilities. For any student interested specifically in Medicine Dentistry and Oral Health it is critical they attend. It will book out, so please register here.

THE SPACE DISCOVERY CENTRE

The South Australian Space Discovery Centre opens to the public on 5 May! This is an exciting opportunity to visit the centre and explore the latest innovations in space technologies. For a full overview click here. A more colourful overview of the Discovery Centre can be found on the Play and Go website here. With all of the exciting opportunities in the space sector in SA we hope all our interested students from Reception to Year 12 will secure a booking by clicking here.

CAREER RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Career Resources for parents to help inspire their son/daughters spark their future is a resource developed by the Queensland Government to help parents connect with their children and help them find passion in their school and life. Through the site, you can find tips, information and support to help your child to get the most from their education, click here for more information.

My Big Tomorrow is another great new website that may appeal to students looking for ideas. Click here for more information.

STEM SUBJECTS AND PATHWAYS

We hear all the time about the value of STEM subjects and following these through to a University Course. Here is something to challenge that: 9 STEM jobs you can get with a VET qualification. Most people think you need to go to university if you want to work in STEM – but there are many STEM careers out there without having to go to university.

Careers with STEM has put together a video showcasing 9 cool careers in STEM you can get with a VET qualification. Click here to watch it.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors