WHANGAPARAOA COLLEGE New Zealand

Advice Centre

Check out the Advice Centre on a regular basis for great Career Tips. Email the Careers Advisor for Advice.
 
Help your son / daughter to gather current study, training and work information through the Government funded career information website: www.careers.govt.nz 

Identify career options that fit with your child’s interests, skills and dreams and take into account levels of academic achievement. Then weigh up the pros and cons: is a gap year, a job, an apprenticeship, training or further study the best choice?

Choose suitable career options and narrow down a list of two or three for further exploration. Plan the steps that need to be taken to realize these chosen careers. Including a back up plan is wise in case the first choice doesn’t eventuate.

It is sensible to refine and modify choices as your daughter progresses through school, study and work. Keep the career plan under review.

As a parent your role as a support person is vital- ask, discuss and promote your daughters career ideas.
Talk to Teachers, Deans and Careers staff to help identify appropriate subjects and career suggestions for your son/daughter. 

Enrolments and University Applications: 
Can be made online at the University/s of Choice. Go to enrol online at the University website and you will be asked for a password and e-mail address. Please provide a home e-mail/Gmail or hot mail address. You may also apply for an ID and PIN number. You should receive a response within 2 or3 Days. This will allow your son/daughter to track the status of their application while it is being processed. You may also need to have your NSN ( National Student Number) Photo ID and an Authenticated copy of your Birth certificate or Passport. This can be authenticated at the College if the original is produced. Please encourage your Son/Daughter to apply  before the end of August.
 
 
Scholarship Applications: 
Your son/daughter can access Breakout on the College website. Click on Intranet Login, Click on Login Breakout. This site contains Data on over 4000 scholarships, Grants and Funding Schemes available to School Leavers ( Yr. 13’s )See the Careers Advisor if you have any inquires.
 
The most important factor for Young People to consider when preparing for their ‘’next step’’ is that whatever it is they choose to do, it will be a good fit and a realistic choice for them. As a parent/caregiver, you are in an ideal position to help your son/daughter to find the best ‘’fit by:
.    providing support and encouragement.
.    keeping a positive attitude.
.    having patience and trusting that they can make a good decision.
.    encouraging and helping them to be proactive in research.
.    encouraging involvement in a variety of activities in and outside of school.
 
Peter Davies
Careers Advisor.
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