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Exploring Careers

There are plenty of opportunities available to students at the moment to explore what is on offer in terms of career choices. See our overview below of events coming up and our girls out and about at Field Days.

Holiday Taster Workshops at EIT

EIT is offering a week of free Taster Workshops from 6-8 July.  They range from one to three hours depending on their focus. Included are: social work, fashion, massage, animal care, early childhood teaching, computing, art and design, ag and hort, architectural technology, beauty and body therapy, tourism and travel, nursing, primary teaching, recreation and sport, music and hairdressing.

Places are limited so the sooner students register the better. Call 0800 2255348 to book a place.

University Information Sessions

Victoria University will present an Information evening for students and parents on Wednesday 1 July at the War Memorial Centre, Napier.  Starting at 6.00pm with light refreshments, the session starts with study and accommodation information then breaks into two groups to explore Education and Teaching, Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, Law, Engineering, Science and Architecture, and Design courses.

Horticultural Field Days

Year 11 students Georgia Alexander, Hannah Brittin, Cilla Hewitt and Pippa Steele attended the Field Days held at the A & P Showgrounds on 5 June. Starting with a formal presentation for school students, they heard how six people, now employed in the industry, started their careers in horticulture. Their jobs included orchard manager, picking, pruning, general pip and stone orchard work and plant and food research scientist.

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One of the speakers, when asked if he would do anything differently had he the opportunity, replied “I would have taken more time to look around when I was at school and talk to people about their jobs”.  Most who spoke said they had never considered working in horticulture when at school and had all been in other areas of work before they found the industry they enjoyed now.  After the presentation horticultural students from Massey University spoke to our students and engaged them in a variety of activities such as ‘snakes and ladders’ and ‘match the occupation to the photograph’. This all broadened the students understanding of careers, courses and training available within this sector.

Mrs Pam Knight, Careers Advisor