At Parkes High School students in Year 9 will undertake 20 hours of instructed career education with additional opportunities to assist them with their career development.
This will comprise of self interest testing, personnel profiles, career plans, classroom lessons, career excursions seminars, and workshops. Students will also take part in a school-to-work program which is designed to address the processes involved in making a more successful transition from secondary school into the workforce. Focus groups will include; rural students, girls and boys programs, indigenous and those students affected by learning difficulties. All Year 9 will undertake a careers research project as their major work.
The career module outcomes include:
1. Learning about self in relation to work
- Critically evaluate personal qualities and physical attributes as they apply to career choice and the requirements of the workplace.
2. Learning about the world of work
- analyse the place and meaning of work in the life of individuals and communities
- identify occupational pathways and their related educational, training and skill requirements.
3. Learning to make career plans and pathway decisions
- recognise the ongoing nature of career path planning
- use appropriate strategies for career decision-making and career-planning
- locate and use a range of career-planning support materials and services.
4. Learning the skills required to implement career decisions and manage work/study transitions
- discuss the lifestyle changes and personal adjustments involved in the transition from school to post-school employment and further education.
- skills to seek employment
Year 9 Careers Assessment Tasks
Term 1 - Portfolio
Term 3 - Career Research
Term 4 - Portfolio