During the July school holidays, all students from Melbourne and Geelong attended a full-day student workshop led by career counsellors from the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV), who expanded on the work that was undertaken during residential camps.  The workshops focused on career guidance, using micro skills for listening, questioning and establishing friendships with peers.

Year 11 students were provided with the opportunity to take part in the Morrisby Online vocational assessment tool, which measures personal strengths and passions.  It uses results to develop self-understanding, knowledge of career options and begin the career planning process.  This allows students to look at their subject choices and how this affects their university options.

Year 12 students, who completed the online assessment last year, focused on university choices and what impact these may have on their future.

Students will attend their next workshops in September.  For the Year 12 students this will be the final Skyline workshop prior to completing their VCE and entering university.

Below are some reflections from students following the workshops;

 “It has provided me with more knowledge and information regarding my future opposed to what we are told at school”

“Its helped me get a better understanding of what I want to do later in life and helps me set goals that I now want to achieve”

“It helped me set my mind to what I want to do in the future”

“This has made my dream of going to university (seem) possible”