Career BOOSTER Program

Helping students achieve a bright future!

 

Our Career BOOSTER Program consists of a structured 10 week program offered in terms 2-3, and 3-4 that works hands on with a small group of individuals in years 10, 11 or 12, for one day a week over a ten week period. We spend between 2 and 3 hours a session, once a week, off-site with the students and will cover a wide variety of information specific to the individual trade, industry or field the student is interested in pursuing a career in. This program specifically targets students who are not interested in furthering their education through a university.

The program is designed to accommodate 10 to 15 students who have a general idea of what they’d like to pursue for a career. We work to educate students on what employers really want; how to write resumes and cover letters that set them apart from the rest; employer hiring practices and how to perform well in an interview; identify if an apprenticeship, traineeship or on the job learning is the pathway to individual success.

We engage with local industries, employers and training organizations specific to the group’s needs to provide relevant information and career specific advice. We spend two entire sessions with industry tours for the students where we take them on site to tour employer’s facilities in the industries they are interested in which allows students to obtain a first-hand look into the careers they are interested in.

This program can further be reinforced with GetSet facilitated and monitored work experience placements. If a student’s goal is to gain an apprenticeship or traineeship, we strongly recommend students commence and successfully complete work experience placements prior to the end of the school year as traineeships and apprenticeships commence after the start of the new school year. While work experience placements are not a guarantee of future employment, it gives the student the chance to prove themselves to an employer. When an apprenticeship, traineeship or entry level position opens up, the employer will already know what the student is capable of.

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