Every young person needs the opportunity to transition successfully from school to further learning and work. Schools must provide high quality, school wide, integrated, culturally responsive career education to enable students to achieve their potential and be positive contributors to the community and nation as a whole (Career Education Benchmarks, 2011).
Assistance is available in a variety of ways, including scheduled careers classes, opportunities to attend expos and open days and individual meetings with the Careers Adviser.
At Coastal Taranaki School, we offer:
- A fully-resourced Careers Room
- Direct access to Careers services
- Direct access to a Careers Adviser and STAR/Gateway Coordinators
- Open ended access to Careers events, both on and off-campus
- Individual Careers Portfolios for Years 5-13
The Careers Office is located past the main office by the staff room. The School Office is the centre for all career information, and anyone seeking this information should arrange to visit the office. In addition to the Office, there is a Careers Display in the Library and a Careers Notice Board outside the Assembly Hall.
To make an appointment with the Careers Adviser, an appointment slip can be left in the careers box, or alternatively see Ms. Ruth O’ Connor to schedule a time.
STAR and Gateway Programmes are also available to students. This is coordinated from the Careers office by Mr. Mark Dando.