Careers Night a resounding success05/05/2022
Careers Night was a resounding success, with our community gathering for the first widely accessible careers event in three years. We were particularly impressed with students’ initiative to reach out and drive conversations with the range of different tertiary institutions and businesses in attendance. Our students were not backward in coming forward to seek out their future pathways!
This careers event, held in the Marian Centre at St Mary’s on Tuesday 3 May, is one of the biggest events held by any school in Victoria. The expo featured over 50 stalls and nearly 100 representatives from various institutions, who provided valuable career advice and information.
Year 12 students and their parents and carers had exclusive access to the event from 4.00 until 5.00 pm. The expo then opened up to all students from Year 9 onwards, from 5.00 until 7.00 pm.
Approximately twenty Victorian universities and TAFE colleges were present, with representatives available to talk about courses, options and pathways. There was a large representation from all areas of La Trobe University and Bendigo TAFE. In addition, there were many independent tertiary colleges covering media, fine arts, agriculture and photography.
Training providers for apprenticeships and traineeships, local tradies and young industry ambassadors were on hand to provide advice to students. Local industries and professionals included Bendigo Health, Victoria Police, Fire Rescue Service, Magistrates Courts Victoria, Jenny’s Early Learning Centres, local lawyers, engineers and real estate agents. Medical students were also in attendance, as well as organisations that help provide supported pathways.
The 2022 Careers Night was an exciting and productive evening which helped our students become even better informed about their career opportunities and future study directions. We are delighted that parents and carers took this opportunity to return to on-site events and participate in the scheduled activities of our College community.
Well done to Mrs Mehgan Dickson, Careers Practitioner, and all staff involved in organising the event. A huge thank you to the many businesses and organisations in attendance for your support of our students’ aspirations for the future.
Mr Matthew Angove, Director of Learning and Teaching