The St Mary’s Catholic College Career Education Service assists students to make informed decisions about their current and post-school options. This is supported by a dedicated Career Education Counsellor who provides one-on-one advice to students and their families.
Digital disruption is changing the face of work as we know it. The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and changing nature of job opportunities has seen the rise in the requirement of employees having strong enterprise or employability skills (also known as ‘soft’ skills) – the point of difference between computers and being human.
These skills include:
- Problem solving
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
We focus on helping young people develop these skills to gain and keep jobs in this changing world. Enterprise skills and projects are incorporated into the school in various ways and they are becoming more of a focus. Students are exposed to the idea of enterprise and that they may have to create their own job of the future. Many are starting to get excited about their future options!
To assist students with decision-making for pathways, the Career Education Service aims to develop:
- Knowledge of the world of work, its changing nature, its place in Australian culture and society, expectations of employers and demands of the workplace.
- An understanding of a student’s interests, abilities, strengths, weaknesses, values and goals as they relate to work.
- An understanding of the knowledge and skills required for career planning and for making career decisions.
- The ability to implement career decisions.
The Career Education service is available to students at all year levels.