A focus on careers gives students an individual purpose in learning

23 Jun 2017

A focus on careers gives students an individual purpose in learning

Trinity Grammar School recently hosted a joint Old Trinitarians’ Union (OTU) and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Careers and Industry Expo at the Summer Hill campus. The event was designed to provide Years 10 to 12 students with an academic and vocational focus in creating future pathways, planning transition pathways, exploring career futures, strengthening student outcomes through vocational learning and building networks and connections.

A focus on careers gives students an individual purpose in learning which increases their confidence and motivation and thus their engagement. At Trinity, our goal is to support our students and their families in identifying and understanding each student’s strengths and capabilities, maximising opportunities for their current and future lives. Choosing a career should be an exciting and empowering process, but for many young people it can be difficult to take a step back and look at the options objectively.

The Careers and Industry Expo was dedicated to all career areas and vocational education training, showcasing traditional trades as well as universities, tertiary institutions and training colleges.

An ideal platform from which to promote apprenticeships, cadetships, jobs and education and training in these areas, the Careers and Industry Expo took visitors on a unique journey of career advice, interaction education and training options.

Some of the beneficial aspects of the Expo included:

  • Interactive and group-centred sessions with other students
  • Networking opportunities with industry representatives
  • Open discussion opportunities
  • Great information given by Old Boys and exhibitors
  • Opportunities to discuss career opportunities with a focus on current subject selection.

Trinity Director of Vocational Education, Mr Frederick Osman said, “This has been a good learning opportunity not only for the boys, but also for their parents. I thank The Old Trinitarians’ Union and the 53 industry organisations who exhibited and provided career learning options for our students.”

Trinity Grammar School offers boys in Years 11 and 12 the Higher School Certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and, as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO code 91644), it offers unique vocational pathways, with VET Certificate II courses in Construction Pathways, Electro-technology and Hospitality, and Certificate III courses in Information Digital Media Technology and Entertainment.

Encompassing school-based traineeships, these courses are exclusive to Trinity, providing boys with both vocational training and an ATAR.