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PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT Post school options for Senior students Fresh ideas come from our youngest and newest people. They bring in stuff untainted from the company culture. Steven Sturm - Toyota.
WHERE ARE THEY HEADING?
DIVERSE and CROOKED PATHWAYS Interest chasers – yo-yo between fields of interest Career developers – consistent interest, domino effect Career mergers – explore variety and incorporate experiences Forced learners – detour due to costs, location, entry requirements Two-trackers- alternative career or working while studying Students tend to use only accessible and readily available sources, unaware of other options.
Post Year 12 Options 1. Tertiary study at university or TAFE (may involve need for casual work to support lifestyle resume and interview techniques important) 2. Cadetship, apprenticeship, traineeship (need to look for options now, corporate graduate courses with BCC) 3. Enter the workplace fulltime, part-time, casual (Employers directly targeting Yr 12 students and promoting career development and a learning culture within the workplace) 4. Extended holiday/early retirement? ? ?
NEW KIDS Generation Y, Millennium Generation, dot-coms, Echo Boomers Characteristics: Alienated by resentment, suspicion and fear from previous generations Interact with technology more than adults Escape real world into ‘imaginary solidarity’ of computer games and soapies (Gilbert 1992) agents for consumerism Language and images from tv/pop idols Social integration defined by electronic prostheses!! Streetwise and creative Possess a sense of indestructibility Multi-tasking dexterity Ultra-individualistic Tolerant of diversity Eric Chester Employers are adapting to capture these ‘talents’
Corporate graduate development programme at …. ? approximately $54, 000, flexible work options, work – personal life balance The program offers you: a permanent position, a two-year structure rotation program access to learning and development opportunities chance to work in approximately 4 locations/ business areas in your field Disciplines that ……… is looking for: urban planning, environmental health, civil engineering, business analysis landscape architecture
Cadetships 1. We offer a flexible approach to working hours, study commitments and professional development – 2. Council will work around your university hours by offering an individualised cadetship-style program 3. Designed to help you gain valuable work experience while developing networks and enhancing your professional profile. 4. The program offers attractive salary and assistance with HECs fees.
Management Cadetship Young & Enthusiastic Career Orientated Wants a management career in the industry (Students can target employers – for opportunities)
What lies ahead?
The Australian Qualifications Framework Schools Vocational Education Universities Certificate II Certificate I Senior Secondary Certificate of Education/QCE Vocational Graduate Diploma Vocational Graduate Certificate Advanced Diploma Certificate IV Certificate III Certificate I Doctoral Degree Masters Degree Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree Associate Degree Advanced Diploma
Combined courses TAFE Queensland - Diploma of Business/Diploma of Sport and Recreation/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) TAFE Queensland Diploma of Hospitality Management/Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management/Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) TAFE Queensland - Diploma of Community Welfare Work/Bachelor of Social Science TAFE Queensland - Diploma of Business (Marketing)/Diploma of Business (Advertising)/Bachelor of Business Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biological Environmental Testing) or (Biotechnology or Pathology Testing)/Bachelor of Technology TAFE Queensland - Diploma of Hospitality Management/Diploma of Business/Diploma of Event Management Diploma of Information Technology (Software. Development) /Bachelor of Information Technology. DIRECT ENTRY AVAILABLE FROM JANUARY OPEN DAY EVENTS
Benefits of combined courses: Cost factor. TAFE costs reduced Completion of qualification in shorter time could avoid drop outs Combining skills as well as study to meet employers needs Gradual development into tertiary study AQF progression guaranteed
RANK ORDER and VET S 1340 -S 1344 schedules - (only applicable to Year 12 students who completed Senior in 2006), Authority subjects are given the following values: VHA = 8. 9; HA = 6. 2; SA = 4; LA = 2. 2; VLA = 1. 5 (see Note 1 to the schedules). Authority-registered subjects are given the following values: VHA = 5. 3; HA= 3. 6; SA = 2. 3; LA = 1. 5; VLA = 1 (see Note 1 to the schedules). Recorded Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects are based on: Successful (J) = 3. 5 (see Note 1 to the schedules). Embedded modules based on: Successful = 4. 2 (see Note 1 to the schedules). Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies, eg Certificate III & IV, traineeships score well Employment - must be paid employment of at least six months full-time equivalent duration also considered (QTAC 06)
WHAT NEXT? Options diverse, varied and growing Timing critical as some options close in August or earlier. Cost can be an important factor for many Individual’s activities/skills and values are important to employers but unrecognised by students
GETTING THE EDGE GAINING EXPERIENCE: Internship – work experience to gain insight, contacts and references Part-time work – transferable skills Entrepreneurial/sporting skills Volunteer work/Community service – skills and experience Articulating projects, key roles at school
Employability Skills (ACCI 2002) Employability Skills are the broad, generic skills needed to gain and maintain employment and they include: Communication Team work Problem-solving Initiative and enterprise Planning and organizing Self-management Learning Technology Students under-estimate their own interests, ability and application.
INFORMAL QUALIFICATIONS Employers use qualifications to screen recruits. Personal qualities and direct industry experience used to hire. Blythe, Keating, et al Workplace engagement at school can confirm or deter career choice develop employability skills and establish networks. Smith, Green Paid work experiences can enhance preferred post-tertiary or higher education options. Billett In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. Warren Buffet
WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT. Graduates (school or university) who: can introduce fresh ideas, knowledge and techniques into workplace display generic skills including communication, teamwork, problem solving, time management, literacy, numeracy and workplace ethics are enthusiastic, motivational, ambitious, mature and well presented are flexible, adaptable, continually update skills to cope with future changes. DEST 2002
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. Aleister Crowley He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. Anon.