Year 10 Academic conference

At the recent Year 10 Academic conference, the students this week completed a series of tests related to developing a career profile. Part of the process included testing for aptitude in general reasoning, a range of abilities and some other relevant workplace skills.  Boys also completed a questionnaire that identified the kind of working environment that they are most interested in. Information gathered through this testing will be presented to boys and their parents in the form of a comprehensive report called the Morrisby Profile.

Choosing a career should be an exciting and empowering process, but for many young people, it can be difficult to take a step back and look at the options objectively. Making the best choice for a career depends on knowledge of your personal strengths and preferences, and an understanding of what different occupations involve. No careers test can give 'the answer' (as there is no single answer) but the Morrisby Report helps many understand their potential and provides much of the information needed to make course and career decisions.

A Careers Information session is organised for Tuesday 6 March from 7pm in the Assembly Hall where parents and students will have the opportunity to understand their Morrisby Careers Testing process and Profile reports which will be available for each student on the night.

 

Trinity Grammar School Life Skills Careers Programme:

Commences in Week 3 and there are four Sessions which are compulsory for all Year 10 students:

Session 1: Career Foundations and Vocational Opportunities

Session 2: Personal Profiling and Resume Building Program

Session 3: Work Readiness Program

Session 4: Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Overseas and University Study Program

The sessions prepare boys for the jobs of the future by engaging them with practical and meaningful education that equips them with industry-recognised skills while exercising and expanding boys’ minds and imaginations with research innovation that current academics are researching at University in building confidence: connecting students and future networks.

The optional lunch sessions in the Latham Theatre for students in (Years 10-12) will provide an academic and vocational focus to help with career advice, interaction education and training options. Our Life Skills Careers Program instils the skills students need for life after high school, whether that be as a tertiary students and as part of the workforce. The program includes lunchtime sessions with universities and pathway providers who offer students in Years 10-12 examples of what life is like after School. These lunchtime sessions are seen as the students’ first career lunches.

 

Years 10 – 12 Upcoming Trinity Lunch Career Education Sessions:

 

Monday 12 February 2018

Time: 1:10PM Venue: Latham Theatre

Western Sydney – Years 10-12 Presentation on Tertiary Courses

Be inspired – discover why The University of Western Sydney is the place for you!

 

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Time: 1:10PM Venue: Latham Theatre

Macquarie University – Years 10-12 Presentation on Tertiary Courses

Be inspired – discover why The Macquarie University is the place for you!

 

Friday 16 February 2018

Time: 1:10PM Venue: Latham Theatre

Bond with Bond University – Years 10-12 Presentation on Tertiary Courses

Be inspired – discover why studying at Bond makes us so unique!

 

Monday 19 February 2018

Time: 1:10PM Venue: Latham Theatre

Australian Catholic University – Years 10-12 Presentation on Tertiary Courses

Be inspired – discover why The Australian Catholic University is the place for you!

 

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Time: 1:10PM Venue: Latham Theatre

UTS – Years 10-12 Presentation on Tertiary Courses

Be inspired - discover why The University of Technology Sydney is the place for you!

 

Thursday 22 February 2018

Time: 1:10PM Venue: Latham Theatre

Notre Dame University – Years 10-12 Presentation on Tertiary Courses

Be inspired - discover why The Notre Dame University is the place for you!

 

All Career Education details, timelines and events for students will be advertised on the Library Career Notice Boards and in this online Careers Section or alternatively come and see me in the Centenary Centre.

Get yourself familiar with following CAREERS websites:

JobJump Website:

To access this information go to the website www.jobjump.com. au and then type the first couple of letters of Trinity in the first white box on the right hand side and when the name of your school appears in blue on the screen, simply click on it and it will enter into the first box. Then enter your email address (preferably your home email address for students, as your school email is lost at the end of Year 12) and click Login. Enter the Password: trinity and then answer a couple of brief questions to register.

5 point summary to know about JobJump:

  1. Register successfully on JobJump. To access this information, go to the website www.jobjump.com.au and then type the first couple of letters of Trinity in the first white box on the right hand side and when the name of your school appears in blue on the screen, simply click on it and it will enter into the first box. Then enter your email address (preferably your home email address for students, as your school email is lost at the end of Year 12) and click Login. Enter the Password: trinity and then answer a couple of brief questions to register.
  2. Have a support person such as a parent also register.
  3. Demonstrate ability to use My ATAR on the JobJump site.
  4. Have investigated the Scholarships and Interstate/Overseas menu items.
  5. Investigate possible career options as demonstrated at the meeting by applying the career search found on the Career Explorer - Find My Career menu item (see the 3 coloured bubbles then Click Here on this page).

 

DESTINATIONS OF THE CLASS OF 2017

 

The School is very proud of the achievements of our recent HSC and IB results. Please see below our percentage of offers made by University and Area of Study for our Class of 2017.

Class of 2017 – Offers by University


 

Class of 2017 – Offers by Area of Study

 

OPEN DAYS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

Defence Careers Event

February 24th

Wollongong: Army Reserve Open Day

Find out more - https://www.facebook.com/DefenceJobsAustralia/

 

Why Year 12 Students Shouldn’t Fear Feeling Lost – MIGAS Apprenticeships

Read the article - https://www.migas.com.au/news/headstart-graduate/

 

Are you looking to pursue a career in Retail Merchandising and Automotive Industry?

Vantage Automotive are currently looking for candidates to join our dealerships in Parramatta NSW, Zetland NSW, South Lismore NSW, Wollongong NSW, Cairns QLD, Springwood QLD, West Melbourne VIC, Shepparton VIC and Osborne Park WA, as a Parts Interpreter Apprentice. 

To apply for one of these positions as an Automotive Sales Apprentice, follow the link below and fill out our online application form.

http://www.vantageautomotive.com/apprenticeship-application

 

UNIVERSITIES

 

QILT released the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey 

Reports the views of 4,000+ employers about the attributes of recent graduates from Australian higher education institutions. Employer views of the technical skills, generic skills and work readiness of recent graduates provide assurance about the quality of Australia’s higher education sector. 

https://cica.org.au/improving-the-employment-potential-of-university-graduates/

Sydney CBD Campus LTU - Health Information Management 

Closes 17 February

255 Elizabeth St, Sydney

Huge demand for qualified Health Information Managers in NSW and the ACT. La Trobe University has places in its specialised degree in Health Information Management. It has supervised Professional Practice placements, and small class sizes at the state-of-the-art City Campus, 

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/sydney 

Contact V.Marks@latrobe.edu.au  . Apply direct via: 

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/sydney/apply/apply-now 

Free Guide to US, UK and Canadian Universities 

For Careers Advisers and Students - download at

http://bit.ly/2CPM17L 

US Study Presentations for students and Parents 2018 Series 

Cranbrook School Mansfield Room 5 Victoria Road Bellevue Hill 

11 March. 2:30-3:30 pm. US Colleges & Student Athlete 

11 March. 3:45-4:45pm. US College Application Process

11 March. 5.00- 5:45pm. Applying to Elite Colleges 

13 March. 6.00-7.00pm. US College Application Process 

13 March. 7:15-7:45pm. Applying to Elite Colleges 

14 March. 6.00-7:30 pm. US Colleges & Student Athletes

RSVP to deb@uscollegeconnect.com (0414765889)

Study in the US - 2018 Standardised Test Dates 

Internationally Educated - students looking to study in the US are encouraged to sit the SAT or ACT standardised test for admission purposes. Both are offered on specified testing dates throughout the year. Students should plan ahead and to assist with this we have written an article describing the process, including the 2018 standardised test dates 

http://www.internationallyeducated.com.au/news

Join us at our Feb Info Nights and learn how UTS Insearch can provide students a pathway to UTS 

8 and 22 February. 5.30pm to 7.30pm. 

UTS Insearch, 187 Thomas Street, Sydney.

Are your students looking for an alternative way to UTS? Discover how our diploma programs can offer a pathway to 2nd year study at UTS. Meet Program Managers, current students and apply on the night.

www.insearch.edu.au/about/events 

 

UMAT 2018

Registrations close 1st June 2018.

The test takes place nationally on the 25th July 2018.

UMAT is a test that is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level at the universities listed on the website. https://umat.acer.edu.au/

 

University of Notre Dame Early Offer Program for 2019

Applications open in March and close in July.

Register to be the first to find out about applications and secure your spot before you sit exams.

Find out more – http://notredame.edu.au/sydney/early-offer.php

 

ANU Tuckwell Scholarship

Every year, ANU offers twenty-five students from across the country a Tuckwell Scholarship - Australia’s most transformational undergraduate scholarship. The Tuckwell Scholarship Program allows students to take full advantage of their time at university, including the many academic, social, cultural, sporting and leadership opportunities that come with life on campus at ANU.

The application process for the 2019 intake opens for Year 12 students in March 2018, so we would encourage all Year 11 students to look into this opportunity now by heading to the Tuckwell Scholarship webpage and beginning to prepare. Students can stay up to date with the latest Tuckwell news by:

If you would like more information about the Scholarship, explore the following pages:

For further details, please contact Dr Osman with any queries on (02) 9581 6040 or email at fosman@trinity.nsw.edu.au

 

WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

 

UOW Year 12 Legal Studies HSC Study Day

Thursday 8 June, 8.30am @ Building 67, McKinnon Building foyer | View map

Register opens soon, and closes 25 May 2018

Do you want to enhance your preparation for HSC Legal Studies?

Attend this free series of tailored sessions specifically designed for HSC Legal Studies students and delivered by law academics.

Find out more – https://lha.uow.edu.au/studydays/UOW213761.html

 

Tropfest 2018 – Contemporary Film Festival

13 – 17 February

Since 1993 Tropfest’s purpose has been simple: to create platforms for filmmakers to generate new content and share their stories. Each year the Festival delivers a raft of programs that encourage emerging talent to participate in the film industry and has helped launch some of Australia’s most notable film and TV careers.

TropTalks Events will be presented by WSU at their campuses.

Find out more - https://www.tropfest.org.au/

Get Tickets to TropTalks - https://www.eventopia.co/profile/TropTalks-Presented-by-Western-Sydney-University/4741691

 

Wollongong Youth Services Activities for Term 1

Lots of free resume building events, including barista courses, cos play, intro to guitar and coding lessons. See all the activities here, and find out more - http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/services/community/Pages/youngpeople.aspx#gref  

 

RESOURCES, GUIDES AND OTHER NEWS

 

What is being a forensic scientist like?

It sounds like the coolest job in the world – find out what it actually involves from a forensic scientist over at Careers with STEM.

Read the article – https://careerswithstem.com/mythbusting-jobs-forensic-scientist/

 

Rediscovering your love of learning

This article argues that you shouldn’t obsess about marks and instead should focus on the process. Read more to think about whether this will work for you – http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/stop-obsessing-about-getting-good-grades/

 

Breaking bad study habits

Start the new school year right with these great tips for staying focused while studying.

Check them out – http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/breaking-bad-study-habits-16-effective-habits-for-success/

 

How to become a youth worker

The people over at YACVic have some advice for people thinking about becoming youth workers in the future. Read the tips – https://www.yacvic.org.au/blog/how-do-i-become-a-youth-worker/

 

Job Outlook Website

Job Outlook can help you make decisions about study and training, your first job, or the next step in your career. Visit the website - http://joboutlook.gov.au/

 

COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The 2018 NSW Training Awards Applications Are Now Open

If you have a passion for your industry or know someone who does, head over to the NSW Training Awards website and find out how to get the recognition you, or they deserve. The NSW Training Awards celebrate and honour outstanding achievements in vocational education and training by final year apprentices, trainees and students as well as teachers, training providers and employers.

Before applying, please check the following:

  1. The rules and eligibility for the 2018 NSW Training Awards
  2. Read our 'terms and conditions' carefully
  3. Read our submission tips to help you prepare
  4. Review How to Nominate or Self Nominate 
  5. Check the region the application should be allocated to

All the best and good luck!

 

Stanthorpe Art Prize 2018

Entries close 4 April

With $40 000 in prizes, including a top prize of $25 000, it is one of the most prestigious art prizes in Australia. Find out how to enter, about the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery and past Art Prizes. Please note: there is no theme, works on any topic are encouraged.

Find out more – http://www.stanthorpeartprize.org.au/ 

 

USQ Get Writing Prize

If you are a high school student in Years 7-12 with a passion for writing poetry or short stories this competition is for you! Enter to win some great prizes including membership to Express Media - the peak organisation for young Australian writers, mentoring by USQ staff or students, writer's toolboxes, QBD vouchers and more. 

Entries open 19 February

Find out more - https://www.usq.edu.au/bela/school-of-arts-and-communication/get-writing-prize

 

Professional Cadetships Australia Opportunities

The Professional Cadetships Australia will again be running two cadetship programs: the Business Cadetships Program and the Engineering and Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program. Under the 2018 Business Cadetships Program, UBS intends to continue to provide cadetship opportunities across the firm in Sydney. Business Cadets study at the University of their choice in Sydney and may select from degree programs in business, commerce, economics and the humanities. Applications are made online. They open on Monday 5 March and close on Wednesday 16 May. Please visit the website: www.businesscadetships.com.au

Applications for the ETCAD Program open on Monday 30 April and I will be writing to you about the details of this Program in late March. To be considered for a Cadetship under the ETCAD Program, you will need to expect an ATAR of at least 86.25 (or an IB Diploma score of at least 31). If you are interested in finding out more about these programs, please let me know?

 

Dr Frederick Osman | Director of Vocational Education and RTO Manager (Careers Education)