Students at Benalla P-12 College last week took part in the school’s first career action planning day, featuring guest speakers and motivational talks.
The teenagers particularly enjoyed the energetic session with Life Coach Glenn Irvine, while Anne Geddes spoke to the students about courses at Charles Sturt University and used target diagrams to broaden their possible choices.
Sue Oakley, Pathways to Retention Coordinator, assisted students to revisit their achievement portfolios, update their Career Action Plans and identify subject options.
Year 10 Career Pathways Co-ordinator, Pip Rowe, said the school wanted to make sure the students have an action plan to take them into their Year 11 and 12 courses. ‘‘We want them to be able to make some really good decisions for their future,’’ Mrs Rowe said.
The day was jointly funded by the Tomorrow Today Foundation and the ‘Local Solutions to Year 12 Retention Grant’, which was awarded to Benalla P-12 College by the Victorian Government last year.
Benalla Ensign – June 3 2015