Premier Dominic Perrottet has confirmed that the successful Careers NSW program has been piloted in 32 secondary schools, improving existing careers services in schools and opening doors to exciting opportunities for students.
“This program aims to empower students to take charge of their future and learn more about the careers available to them upon leaving school,” Perrottet said.
“By providing young people with additional career guidance and connecting them with real industry experts, this program will open up opportunities and inspire them to secure a better future.”
Careers NSW was a key recommendation of the NSW vocational education and training sector review led by David Gonski AC and Professor Peter Shergold AC.
The high school essay helped students explore their interests, skills, and possible career paths, as well as coordinate connections with industry experts and career opportunities.
Younger students participated in group career exploration sessions, while parents and guardians had the opportunity to seek advice from career professionals on how they can best support their children .
Skills and Training Minister Alister Henskens says the NSW government will be carrying out two more trials next year to determine how Careers NSW can best help students and schools move forward. before.
“Nearly 100,000 people have already used the Careers NSW website since the adult pilot was launched last year, and these high school trials allow young people to get their first taste of this careers guidance service while throughout life,” Henskens said. .
“The Careers NSW High School trial complements existing guidance counsellors, enhancing their ability to provide quality professional advice and facilitate industry relationships, to help students and parents understand how to aim high and ensure a successful career.”
The pilot program follows the expansion of the educational pathways program and the introduction of TAFE NSW Launchpad, as well as recent changes to the HSC and ATAR which will increase the use of education and training professionals in high schools.
Minister for Education and Early Learning, Sarah Mitchell, said the integration of Careers NSW into schools is another example of the NSW Government’s commitment to creating stronger pathways from high school to a career .
“Careers NSW will help students explore their future, offering advice and information on everything from traditional trades to new and emerging industries,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This program will help young people think big and explore the education and employment pathways available to them when they leave the school gates.”
Customer Service and Digital Government Minister Victor Dominello said Careers NSW was the first service to use the government-wide online booking system from February 2022, an initiative of the Government Made Easy programme.
“The online booking system will provide students and parents with a one-stop shop and streamlined experience when booking appointments with guidance professionals through the program,” Dominello said.
For more information visit Careers NSW.