Posted on 21 August, 2016 in Excursions, Students

Skills, Employment and Careers Expo 2016

Skills, Employment and Careers Expo 2016

On Wednesday 17 August, more than 300 Year 10 and SIEU students visited the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo at the Darwin Convention Centre.

There was an air of anticipation as students teemed through the doors (along with students from other Darwin senior schools), seeking exhibitors from whom they wanted printed information, to have questions answered and to get their ‘passports’ stamped so that they could enter the draw for a new minipad!

Why is the Expo important to Year 10 students? As they are on the cusp of making decisions regarding subjects for Years 11 and 12, they need information from universities, government, private industries and VET courses regarding study and career pathways to support their decisions about careers post-school.

This visit supports all NTCET subjects as it enables students to clarify career goals and empowers them to find the motivation and reasons to work towards their goals.

Employability skills such as taking the initiative (asking questions), creative and critical thinking (making decisions) and literacy (asking questions and reading career information) are all supported by attending this Expo.

All Year 10’s complete PLP or the Personal Learning Plan in their first year of senior school at Darwin High. This Darwin Expo experience will be reflected in PLP classes by conversations with class colleagues, PLP and other subject teachers and careers staff.

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