Students at Trinity Grammar School are learning the skills they need to help them with life after the HSC or International Baccalaureate (IB) through a series of workshops. “Our students are learning important life skills that will help them to make smarter career choices. It gives them a head start with university or vocational options, and makes their transition into the workplace much easier,” said Trinity Director of Vocational Education, Dr Frederick Osman.
The Life Skills Careers Programme aims to provide students in Years 10 to 12 with the practical skills to assist them in building their resumé and joining the workforce. While grades are important, employers also look for well-rounded individuals who are able to demonstrate their skills outside the classroom.
“It’s often assumed that students have the foundations needed to seek and maintain employment, however this may not always be the case. Our Life Skills Careers Programme is preparing boys for life after Year 12, whether they choose to join the workforce, or further their education at a tertiary institution,” said Dr Osman.
The programme, which runs throughout the year, includes lunchtime sessions with universities and pathway providers that offer students advice and practical tips. These lunchtime sessions are seen as the students’ first career lunches.
The sessions prepare boys for the jobs of the future by engaging them in practical and meaningful education that equips them with industry-recognised skills. The boys’ minds and imaginations are exercised and expanded through innovative techniques based on current academic research into confidence building and connecting students and future networks.
“Our students are the future Australian workforce and they need the ability to innovate and respond flexibly to the changing demands of the workplace and job market,” commented Dr Osman. “We emphasise the importance of developing enterprise and employability skills as part of the work readiness programme.”
Students develop skills and gain an understanding of workplace expectations, and the importance of demonstrating commitment.
This programme reflects Trinity’s commitment to helping boys realise their potential, passions and purpose in life beyond their school life.
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