The Careers Education program at Canterbury Boys High aims to assist students with their individual career development needs so that they can make informed decisions for their future. Students are provided with a range of career opportunities and programs to learn about the various career pathways available including University, Private Colleges, TAFE, Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
Career planning is important to student’s wellbeing and impacts on future life. All students at Canterbury Boys High complete a yearly Career Plan which assists students to identify their skills, interests, passion and career aspirations. The Career Plans are shared with staff and families, and used as a tool for teachers to engage in meaningful careers conversations with students regarding their future.
As part of the career planning process students are given the opportunity to research and explore career information and videos through career websites including: MyFuture.edu.au, LifeLauncher.nsw.gov.au, JobJump.com.au, TheCareersDepartment.com and Year13.com.au.
Our partnerships with UNSW Aspire and ABCN (Australian Business and Community Network) provide meaningful experiences for our students through mentoring workshops, meeting university ambassadors, and on-campus visits to UNSW learning about what university has to offer. ABCN programs include student mentoring workshops with industry volunteers and visits to corporate workplaces enabling students to gain an understanding of various job roles within industry as well as transferable skills required in the workplace.
A strong culture of volunteering has been established within the school. Our students regularly volunteer at The Exodus Foundation - Loaves and Fishes Restaurant, and BUPA Aged Care, Ashbury, contributing to the wider community whilst developing important transferable skills required in the workplace and throughout life.
To assist students with their career planning, they are given the opportunity to engage in:
- Careers Lessons
- Individual Careers counselling
- Industry visit excursions
- University and TAFE excursions
- Career Expo excursions
- TAFE taster courses
- Work Experience
- Guest Speaker presentations
- School Based Traineeships
- VET (Vocational Education & Training) courses at school and through TAFE Colleges
Useful Career Websites
Job Starter - Find Subsidised Training Providers (http://courses.com.au/job-starter)
Find Government Funded Courses - (https://www.courses.com.au/government-funding)
Courses Australia - Find Online Courses at Courses.com.au