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The Fairholme College Pathway Centre was developed to ensure that all students are offered an opportunity to develop an exciting and authentic career plan that suits their individual strengths and dreams. Laura Anderson and Arlie Hollindale are passionate about working with the students and assisting them in achieving their academic and vocational goals.
Miss Arlie Hollindale works tirelessly to ensure that all students are offered information and guidance in relation to vocational pathways. Miss Hollindale works to assist students in acquiring School-based Traineeships/Apprenticeships as well as TAFE vocational options. She is also able to assist students in Careers Guidance and exploration and she is a key member of the Senior Education Training Plan (SET Plan) team. In addition to this Miss Hollindale offers valuable assistance and advice on Resume development, job exploration and interview assistance ensuring students are able to develop “work ready” skills.
Mrs Laura Anderson is passionate about offering all students an opportunity to develop a “personal careers toolkit” to ensure that when they move into their adult lives they are well equipped to make key decisions about their career pathways and have an “archive of experience” that they gathered whilst in secondary school.
One of Mrs Laura Anderson's responsibilities is to implement and deliver the Careers Education to the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. All Careers Education is based on information from the Australian Blueprint for Career Development which offers a framework for creating, strengthening and evaluating careers development programs for young people and adults. The Blueprint identifies eleven career management competencies that help people manage life, learning about work from childhood to old age. The competencies promote intentional career development, lifelong learning and life/work balance.
The eleven competencies are across three learning areas:
Mrs Anderson is also a key member of the SET Plan team and works in partnership with Miss Hollindale and Mr Stewart Peacock to ensure that all Senior Students have a realistic and achievable set of goals during their Senior Phase of Learning.
In addition to this Mrs Anderson, in partnership with Miss Hollindale, works with students on a one-to-one basis to assist with Careers Guidance whenever necessary. This may be particularly important for students who are struggling to develop an authentic SET Plan. This one-on-one guidance service is also offered to Year 12 students to assist with implementation of action plans and discussions around personal barriers that may impact on their smooth transition from Secondary School into young adulthood.
Welcome back to Miss Arlie Hollindale who is back as the VET coordinator. Miss Hollindale is passionate about VET pathways and is actively involved with all students who are embarking on a VET pathway or in the process of completion. Her work days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and she can be contacted via email via Arlie.Hollindale@fairholme.qld.edu.au
Mrs Heather Bruggemann has also joined the Pathway Team. She is actively involved in the VET department and the work experience program. Mrs Bruggeman can be contacted via email via Heather.Bruggemann@fairholme.qld.edu.au
By embarking on the VET experience, students gain a 'head start' on their career choice or area of interest, at a Certificate Level, as early as Year 10. Vocational Education and Training is done whilst still at school. Students can 'bank' credit points towards their QCE.
Fairholme College offers our students more options by embracing VET, thus becoming a more inclusive and quality education provider.
Vocational Education Links:
Queensland Government (School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships)
Getting involved in work experience during Year 10 is a good way to test-drive careers and also offer students an excellent opportunity to learn about the world of work and develop job search strategies. Sampling an occupation will help students decide what they may, or may not, want to do when they jump into the workplace for real. It will also come in handy since employers look for work experience on resumes – especially when it comes to newcomers who don’t have much else to set them apart.
Whether students end up pursuing the career later on or not, they will learn some valuable lessons about the big wide working world. During the work experience activity students will develop research skills, and if they prepare and tackle their high school work experience with enthusiasm they are sure to get more out of it than a week fetching skim decaf lattes or photocopying etc. This work experience block also offers them an understanding of the importance a well-developed Resume and Cover Letter.
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