Usually during careers week I run an activity every morning with Year 10 students at our school as well as a longer lesson in Work Studies.
This year that wasn’t possible due to COVID 19 remote learning so below are my social media posts shared each day on a school Facebook page where students, families and staff were encouraged to engage.
Day 1 (morning) intro
This week is Nationals Careers Week!#ncwau20
National Careers Week is an initiative of the Career Industry Council of Australia and aims to celebrate careers, career development, career development services, and career development practitioners and to promote the economic, social and personal benefits of career development.
Career development is a process of managing learning, work and leisure to progress through life. It includes gaining and using the skills and knowledge needed to plan and make informed decisions about education, training, and work. Everyday decisions and priorities affect career development. Ultimately, career development is about much more than jobs – it is about how to live your life.
Throughout this week I will post different resources, links, interesting videos etc to Facebook. Make sure to let me know if you would like more information or information on something specific 🙂
Day 1: What is the difference between a job and a career? #ncwau20
A job is something you do simply to earn money; a career is a series of connected employment opportunities.
A job is usually short term while a career will extend over a long period of time.
A job has minimal impact on your future work life, while a career provides experience and learning to fuel your future. In a job you are more likely to do the bare minimum but in your career you “go the extra mile”
Comment below with an example of a job and an example of a career that you can think of. I have done some examples to get you started!
Day 2: Transferable (broad) skills
Transferable skills are important for any candidate looking to progress in their career. Key skills to develop include:
Leadership and management skills
Planning and research skills
Teamwork and interpersonal skills
Can you give an example of a transferable skill that you have discovered since we started remote learning? What is something you can do now that could help you in any type of job!? #ncwau20
Day 3: creative thinking
The workforce of the future will be dependent on creativity, problem
solving and critical thinking. At Galilee School, our orange “Positive Personal Postcards” are based on the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities. Any student who receives one of these postcards is being acknowledged for their self management and/or social management skills – these relate directly to the ability to think creatively and critically as well as problem solve.
What are some examples you can think of in recent times where you have demonstrated good self management or social management? This could be at home, with your friends, at school, on a zoom lesson…..anywhere!
Day 4 Lifelong learning
Learning doesn’t take place just at school. Every single minute of every single day we are learning new skills and knowledge. This information (as well as what we learn in the classroom) is very useful to us in the workplace. Some of us learn best from theory, some from practice and most of us learn best from a little bit of both #ncwau20
Can you think of a skill or something you have learnt outside of school which might be useful in a job?
Day 5: exploring your passions
This video is a US one but it gives some great information on linking interest and passions towards future career paths.
What are you interested in? What do you enjoy doing? Can you think of how this could lead to a future job or career?