Setting Career Foundations
Term 2 is in full swing with all students experiencing a remote classroom setting through virtual engagement. As a career educator, as tough as this may be to adjust for some students, I feel that it is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate what remote working looks and feels like to which many if not all will experience through their career at some stage.
The impact of remote learning on career conversations:
With all students working through their studies using virtual and online communication tools, the career department has also been communicating with students over the telephone and Google Meet. Sessions are completed via telephone unless a parent is present, in which case Google Meet with video can be used. The school will continually monitor this as the situation progresses.
My Career Insights program testing has been pulled back due to the impact of COVID-19. The program will still go ahead; however, the careers team are working closely with Year 9 coordinators to make sure that students are in the right learning space to complete the assessment. The CEAV who complete the profile interviews are equipped to complete virtual sessions to which parent consent forms will be circulated in the next week. Students are still predicted to unpack the profile starting in June. For further information for parents on My Careers Insights, click here.
Students are encouraged to revisit their Morrisby Report, as a part of their My Career Insights program they completed in Year 9 as well as their career action plan. Students can log back in and review this at Morrisby.com, if they are having difficulty accessing their profile, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All students are still able to organise a virtual session both online through the career session booking app. You can access it here.
With the current impact of COVID-19 playing, it’s course across the nation on all Year 12 students, the Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admissions Centres (ACTAC) (which is the national body that oversees VTAC) has issued a statement on the 27th of April regarding the impact on tertiary entries for 2021. You can find the full statement here. Essentially they have listed that the effect of COVID-19 will be accommodated in this year’s ATAR. We will still work individually with students through the VTAC period to ensure that each student who feels they need to apply for a SEAS application in light of another circumstance impacted by COVID-19 can do so.
Higher Education providers are holding virtual open days and experiences for students to gain as much of an insight as they can before the application process. They are also working to make all admissions requirements live on their websites by August in correlation with the VTAC opening.
Virtual Open Day & Pathway Information
There are several virtual open days that both students and parents can register for to understand the courses available better and experience campus in the lead up to VTAC preferences. Many Victorian and National providers will be involved.
Here are a list of virtual open days that are being held in May:
Education USA Australia – Virtual Fair (May 7th) – For students looking to gain access to American Colleges. You can also find more information out about sitting a SAT with the impact of COVID-19 here.
Year 13 Expo – Powered by Youthsense – (May 18th – 22nd)
1. Click this link: https://year13.com.au/account/verify/school/YEIQQRAP
2. Fill out your details
3. Click Attending Expo
4. Complete your skills forecast and career plan