By Andrew Swan | Posted: Thursday June 14, 2018
There has been a focus on Careers throughout term two with students involved in a range of career related activities.
The Year 13 students had the opportunity to attend the Tertiary Open Day in early May. This was hosted by the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic. Year 12 students attended the Dunedin Schools Expo held in the Town Hall last week. Here they had the opportunity to interact with a diverse range of over 35 tertiary providers and employers.
This week at school there have been a range of careers activities both in the form classes and in some subject classes. There are some excellent resources available on the Careers NZ website and students have been encouraged to visit these sites and make use of the available information.
A key focus for this week was our own OBHS Careers Expo where senior classes were timetabled to visit. A range of educators and industries set up stalls and were on hand to answers questions and discuss with students possible career options. The breadth of providers meant there should have been something to interest nearly everybody. The Otago Polytechnic had staff from a range of divisions as diverse as construction, engineering, creative arts, business and tourism. Others present included: The University of Otago, Auckland University of Technology, MITO, ETCO, NZ School of Tourism, Youth Employment Success, Dive Otago, Southern Wings and the Defence Force.
In addition to this a number of recent old boy speakers have visited classes and meet with small groups of students at lunch time. Their contributions have been informative and I would like to thank them for giving up their time to contribute to our school
Career decisions will never be made overnight and it is never too early to start contemplating possible career pathway. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage parents to discuss career opportunities with their son’s. If you need some help getting these conversations started I would recommend the following websites.