The Career Pathways program (CPP) is undertaken by all students at EJEHS. It provides an in-depth and personally individualised study of the skills and preparatory work needed, to be successful in a chosen future career pathway.
The CPP will help prepare students for work in a number of fields, in an emerging and ever-changing global economy. Students are further exposed to wellbeing for learning strategies and the Child Protection Curriculum throughout the program.
CPP is a compulsory subject at EJEHS and is studied over 2 years. Students will negotiate the duration for completion of their assessment task throughout the program in support of a student’s pathway (e.g. 1 or 2 years). The program contributes towards both their ATAR score and SACE credits. The benefit of completing the CPP in 1 year is a student can focus on their core subjects for SACE completion or required ATAR score, through guided study time within the CPP program.
In the CPP students undertake study within three focus areas:
- Career Exploration and Management
What are the benefits of Career Pathways Program?
- The Career Pathways Program (CPP) will allow students to develop skills necessary to gain successful employment opportunities and successful transition out of school through self-development.
- Allows students to present the research/skills they have developed on an aspect of their career exploration, learning or training they have undertaken throughout the program.
- Gain practical experience in a chosen industry or field of study.
- Exposes students to career opportunities post school through career pathway planning.
PROGRAM FOCUSED ACTIVITIES WILL INVOLVE:
Career Exploration and Management
- Engaging in a variety of career exploration activities that will support and clarify students post school pathway options
- Having access to the school Career Pathways Expo and access to field trips to allow students the opportunity to engage directly with industry/career leaders in support of gaining greater understanding first hand of what the industry entail
- Engaging in multiple and ongoing Career Conversations in support of students career and post school pathways identification
- Provide ongoing support through the allocation of a career counsellor for students who struggle to identify their post school pathway
- Exploring subjects/programs on offer at Stage 1 and 2 in support of a student have a clear subject pathway that is aligned to the post school vision
- Opportunities to participate in Work Experience/Vocational Learning to allow students to experience first-hand knowledge and skills required in a chosen industry/pathway
- Undertaking post school application and Interview preparation opportunities to increase students success in these situations
- Participating in a variety of career specific seminars allowing students the opportunity to engage directly with career experts to support their transition from school to employment and further study
- Gaining an understanding of employment opportunities in Whyalla and comparing to other regional and metropolitan communities
- Conducting interviews through career workshops with a range of employees from selected industries
- Participating in the mandated Child Protection Curriculum to support student’s knowledge and understanding in keeping and staying safe
- Provide students with the understanding and the skills to maintain a successful work-life and school-life balance
- Educating students on the importance of time management skills to reduce school stresses
- Learning skills that are vital in providing a safe working environment at both school, future study and employment
- Provide students with the skills to develop and maintain successful study and exam preparation habits in support of their individual learning style