On Wednesday 25 May, some of our Year 9 students attended North Metropolitan TAFE’s East Perth campus to participate in the Year 9 Career Taster Program.
Students who attended the Career Taster event experienced first-hand how technology is paving the way for a more productive workforce and the importance of team work and effective communication.
Many of our students came away ‘career curious’ and thinking about study pathways and potential careers.
Year 9 student Cooper Ruthven-Hawley:
“ I really enjoyed the Career Taster Day and had the opportunity to operate an excavator using remote control technology. It was a great experience and has sparked my interest in the mining industry”.
Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery launched the new $22 million Career Taster Program which will give Western Australian Year 9 students opportunities to engage in interactive activities to explore a range of industries, occupations and the skills needed for them.
La Salle College has a strong ONSITE and Vocational Education and Training (VET) program and this new career portal is another valuable platform for our students to build up their knowledge of industries and career education pathways.