Careers @ Trinity
In a meeting last week, I was asked about the way our Careers Programme at Trinity operated. The first thing that came to mind was the word ‘bespoke’ and I explained that the most effective way of supporting our students in helping them with decisions about their futures is to respond directly to them, addressing their concerns when they need support.
There are two components to Trinity’s Careers Programme – the ‘process’ function that is addressed in group sessions, and the many conversations that take place with parents and students to explore options and reflect on suitability for different post school pathways.
This bespoke approach means that students’ questions are answered when they arise, and they are encouraged to develop the skills and understanding they need as individuals, to research, make decisions and start applications independently.
Last year I referenced a comment made by Professor Ian Hickie (Co-Director of Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre) when he said that the two things that best help young people make adjustments when challenged are having personal autonomy and social connection. This is the premise that underpins Trinity’s Careers Programme.
Your sons have found my new office this year, now located in the Library, and have started their conversations with me. Please encourage your sons to make some time to see me, just as you, too, are welcome to contact me at any time.
School Based Traineeship Programme
This week I have met with our School Based Trainees who were hard at work during the school holiday period.
At the end of each work block, we meet to review their progress and reflect on their experiences.
The work ethic these boys demonstrate by working during their school holiday period is recognised and valued.
Courses and contacts
Please refer to Courses and Contacts for details of courses and contacts that may be of interest to you and your sons.
Susan Draysey | Careers and Student Pathways Advisor
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