IEC students were given some great insights into what the future might hold during a jobs/work/careers forum in week five. The guest speakers were former North Lake students Neby and Daj, 2020 Year 12 Sarah, Karen from Multicultural Futures and Hivi who completed a work placement at North Lake with Karen as part of her pathway.
Neby is working as an apprentice electrician at Austal and said volunteering and work placements had been important in in getting him ready to join the workforce. He recommended completion of Year 12 as it showed determination and also emphasised the importance of a positive attitude and honesty.
Hivi, who came to Australia as a young teenager, is a passionate barista, has completed a Murdoch Uni bridging course, a Cert lV in Education Assistant Disability and is studying psychology and counselling at university. She said that in an ever-changing world everything she has done along the way has helped. “If we all support each other it’s a wonderful world,” she said.
Daj is studying business management and political science at UWA and is heavily involved in campus life. Recently he was elected Student Guild General Secretary for 2021. He focussed on the value of volunteering and building skills along the way to support your career. He said it was important to take opportunities but also maintain a balance. Daj has fond memories of North Lake and the support he received from staff.
Sarah is committed to helping others. She came to Australia speaking no English and recently achieved her WACE. Sarah relished studying age care at North Lake. She highlighted the need for positivity and clear communication.
Karen spoke about the many options available in the community service sector and the value of volunteering and taking and making opportunities.
The audience asked excellent questions and the speakers stayed behind after the forum to speak individually to students. This was a very successful and very useful event.