Careers - Introduction
For young New Zealanders to succeed to their full potential in life, they need to be able to make sound and well informed career decisions relating to their further training and employment. Their future wellbeing, and ultimately the future of New Zealand society and economy, depends on the decisions that young people make. Today's young people have the luxury - or the dilemma - of choosing from more occupational possibilities and training options than ever before, and can select from local, national and global opportunities. Career guidance needs to help people reflect on their ambitions, qualifications, interests, and abilities plus also match these with opportunities in education and the labour market.
It is our intention that through ongoing development of career education programmes at Hamilton Girls' High School our students will hopefully leave school prepared and knowledgeable about these future opportunities. Whilst at school the following experiences are available to them -
Young people are often attracted to the general idea of an occupation, but without knowing much about what the job involves. One route to discovering more is via the government-supported CareersNZ website which leads to lists of hundreds of jobs offering information on what workers in any given field of interest actually do. The information includes skills and knowledge required, how to apply for the role, where one can find training, job prospects, a guideline to potential salaries and even what subjects to study at school that could be useful. This site also has a section for parents to assist them in helping their young person with career decisions. The site is well worth a visit and we encourage students and parents to become familiar with it www.careers.govt.nz
Students and parents can also make an appointment with the school Careers Counsellor at anytime.
Wendy Calder Ph 839 1304 ex 874 or email@example.com