It is never too early to start planning a career choice but many students struggle to find a suitable career option. Some find there is too much choice or they are unsure of the requirements for work, training or tertiary courses. Parents may feel frustrated that their daughter cannot make a career decision or they lack the in-depth and accurate knowledge to advise about career possibilities in today’s market. Many study options are expensive so it is wise to take the time to make a suitable decision.
Encourage your daughter with her plan – be supportive but realistic.
Attend the school Subject Selection/ Careers Evening each year in Term 3
Visit www.careers.govt.nz for specific information for parents.
There are a large number of financial scholarships available each year for potential tertiary students. Each tertiary institution has a scholarship section of their website and this is the first place students should be searching.
Students are encouraged to begin their search beginning of Term 2 as most scholarships will have opened for application. Checking the closing date and application criteria is very important as they vary for each scholarship.
Documentation required is generally similar to:
Available to Year 12 and 13 students. Gateway is a government initiative to support students in Career exploration by giving them opportunities to access structured workplace learning.
Year 10-13 students can explore a range of 1-2 day careers experiences through Wintec, Vision College, NZ School of Tourism and other providers, undertaking Hairdressing, Nursing, Animal Technology, First Aid and many more.