At Whangaparaoa College our Learners journey to discovering their Career Pathway begins as early as Year 9. Supporting the foundations of the Learner’s career development is an integral part of our Learners educational environment.
The WGP College Careers Department helps learners make decisions about the best course, job, and study and training options for the individual. Learners are assisted in developing clear ideas of their career goals along with the skills to make realistic career decisions and plans.
They are encouraged to take a number of steps, including researching opportunities, writing curriculum vitae, completing applications for courses and jobs, gaining work experience, practising interviews, and making decisions on future work or study opportunities.
Careers Guidance and Counselling is available to learners, who can make appointments to see Mr Davies - Careers Advisor. Careers resources, including a library of information is available for student research. Career Information is widely distributed via Careers Advisors, Faculty Co-ordinators and Teachers in Charge of subjects. Click here to download a Referral Form.
Students will have the opportunity to attend liaison visits, open days, career expo, STAR & Gateway courses and undertake work experience. Career Education programmes will be developed in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for Career Education in NZ Schools’.
Students ‘at risk of leaving school unprepared for the work place or future education / training’ will be identified by Teachers, Deans and the Guidance Counsellor in the course of their daily duties and referred to the Careers Advisor. Students wishing to leave school during the academic year will be seen by the Careers Advisor before being issued with a leaver’s form. Students intending to leave school at the end of the academic year in Years 11, 12 and 13 will have their career plans monitored by the Careers Advisor.