Career Pathways
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The Career Pathways Department is dedicated to helping students develop self-awareness, explore opportunities, and begin their next steps beyond school. Students are encouraged to investigate different pathways, make wise decisions, and confidently move forward. The Careers Team are available to both students and their whānau.

Careers Centre

We offer a wide range of Careers Advice Services, which include: 

  • Career Advisor appointments and Clifton Strengths Coaching
  • University and polytechnic presentations and enrolment assistance 
  • Annual Canvas Careers Expo and Tertiary Awareness Day
  • A variety of specialist courses including university papers online, Futures Academy & Gateway
  • A range of guest speakers from the workplace
  • Trips and short courses catering to specific industries
Futures Academy

 Students study with a tertiary provider (usually Toi Ohomai) one day per week during Terms 1-3. Examples of possible courses include:

  • Adventure Tourism
  • Automotive
  • Culinary
  • Forestry
  • Game Design
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Retail
  • Tikanga Hauora & Health
  • Web & Graphic Design
  • And more!

This course allows students to explore a specific career that is of interest to them via a work experience placement in the community. Students also learn about this career in class time, as well as foundational employability skills. This is a full year course and a timetabled school subject. Some examples of careers students may choose to learn about include: 

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Equine Studies
  • Healthcare
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Plumbing
  • Ports & Stevedoring
  • Retail & Management
  • Social Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Youth Work
  • And more! 

Whaia te pae tawhiti kia tata, Whakamaua te pae tata kia tina!

Explore beyond the distant horizon and draw it near, take hold of your potential so it becomes your reality!