The aim of Careers Education at Rosehill College is to provide appropriate Careers education, information and guidance for students. The Careers Centre is available for student use before school, interval, lunchtime and after school or during study time for Year 13 students. It contains information about a wide range of careers and courses and is staffed by Karen McConchie, the Careers Adviser, and Sheryl Mowday, the Careers Assistant. Computers with internet access are also available.
Students are able to visit the Careers Room to get expert advice and assistance to aid in their choices of tertiary education and employment opportunities. Assistance is also available in writing CVs, seeking work experience, applying for scholarships or Halls of Residence and completing applications to tertiary institutions. In addition the Careers Department hosts a variety of lunchtime seminars to find out more about tertiary institutions, student loans, Armed Forces etc. These seminars are advertised in the daily bulletin and also in the weekly school newsletter.
Gateway is a programme initiated and funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) that offers students in Year 12 and 13 the opportunity to take part in a school-run work experience programme involving one day a week in an industry work placement for between 10 and 20 days usually. It offers students the opportunity to experience structured workplace learning in an industry of their choice, gaining new skills and knowledge and pursuing individual learning plans to achieve unit standards that contribute to NCEA. These unit standards are completed in the workplace or in training workshops.
Gateway offers selected Year 12 and 13 students’ valuable learning and pathway opportunities. Students have been placed in a variety of industries of their choice and is an exciting opportunity for students to get a taste of an industry and determine if they are interested in pursuing that career in the future. The Gateway office is located in the Careers Centre and is staffed by Kim Mace, the Gateway Coordinator.