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Connecting careers virtually

Date: August 10, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions continue in 2021, teachers at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School are doing all they can to ensure that students continue to receive quality advice and information on careers education.

The annual three-day St Paul’s Year 10 Careers Conference (normally experienced at Phillip Island) is designed to prepare this age group for their next two years of VCE schooling and beyond. This year, St Paul’s teachers worked tirelessly towards providing the best conference alternative and what unfolded for 130 students across two campuses was an interactive and full three-day virtual conference exploring VCE and subject options, post-school pathways, and the individual skills and attributes of students.

The students also spent two days engaging with external career experts who delivered an amazing custom-built online program to further explore careers and build their technological and creative skills.

As part of the learning experience, the students were excited to produce their own podcast based on a careers-related focus of their choice.

St Paul’s Head of Careers, Deb Cumming was delighted with the enthusiasm of students who participated and said, “This was a fantastic Careers Conference, enjoyed by both staff and students, and allowed our students to shine and astound us in their creativity, tenacity, adaptability and growth as young people”.

Leading up to the conference and as part of the extensive Years 10-12 Careers Program at St Paul’s, each student received their own comprehensive career assessment report after undertaking Career Wise assessments. Further explanation of the reports was provided with a student ‘feedback’ session. These reports, in conjunction with the Careers Conference, will assist students in considering future career choices as they continue to pursue their potential.