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BY EDUCATION GAZETTE EDITORS Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero,

Posted: 4:10 pm, 26 October 2018

when students leave high school they are not aware of the range of job opportunities available. It is also difficult to hear first-hand from industries about what is involved or potentially be offered a job. A recent series of career events called ‘Got A Trade? Got It Made!’ created these connections.

This event, led by the Industry Training Federation and supported by the Ministry of Education, was part of a series of events that aim to connect students and schools with trades and services. Participating students underwent mini-interviews with training organisations and employers. The outcome for some students can be an offer of training, apprenticeships or employment.

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Updated: Mar 23, 2019


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There are 8 universities., 22 Colleges and Polytech, around 200 industry specific trainers plus the Police and NZ Defense forces all offering great events for parents caregivers and students to get on site and visit with current students, lectures and recruitment offices

No question you have is ever a dumb question, it just one you don't have an answer for.

Go to these events .. and ASK your unanswered question .

Get on site and have a roam around, each provider has a very different ' feel and presentation' . Go with the one that will FIT your learning preference and families values. Each organisation will have a website and links within to let you know when these events are on . If it not up yet , info on last years event will be . Join the Facebook pages for the training or qualifications you are interested in

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Updated: Aug 4, 2019

Formal work experience with industry based NCEA standards while you are still at school provides valuable insight into a possible career choice. - Check with your Schools Career Advice Team to find out if they run this programme. Student Work Placement: Students work as an unpaid intern for one day each per week, for a period of 5-10 weeks, in an industry area they are considering training for with after finishing school

Learn more about the industry you are interested in:

When you get work experience you see first-hand what happens in a typical day on the job. You can:

  • get an idea of what you like and don't like about that job

  • ask people doing the job about how they got into it and what they like about it

  • meet people who you can ask for help to find a job later on

  • learn about all the other jobs in the workplace and if you might like them.

You study for NCEA credits

  • Theory NCEA unit standards are completed during your Gateway timetabled subject or in your study periods at school.

  • Practical NCEA unit standards (if applicable) are assess by Industry Assessors in the workplace.

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