The quickest way to get information about careers and training is:
This is one of the world’s best up-to-date websites that links school, careers, training, study and the job market.
Career Services provides information on career services, advice, jobs, industries, work trends, courses and training, online tools, publications, and products available in New Zealand. Enquiries can be made regarding details on occupations, job descriptions, course information, training options and the labour market.
The Learning Shop
This website provides free information, advice and support on education and training opportunities in New Zealand. It is part of the Tertiary Education Strategy and has links to Gateway and Youth Transition Services.
The Modern Apprenticeships programme enables young New Zealanders to gain nationally recognised industry qualifications while they work, and makes it easy for employers to up-skill their workforce. This website provides information for young people wanting to earn while they learn and employers wanting to employ a young apprentice.
Youth Transition Services – Work and Income
This area of the Work and Income website provides information to assist young people as they transition from school to further education, training, work or other activities that contribute to their long term independence and wellbeing. Includes contact details for services across New Zealand and links to related sites.
Techlink: Involve – Evolve – People in Technology
This collection of technology career profiles covers all technological areas, providing students with an insight into the range of career paths to which technology education can lead, and specific knowledge of the skills required in each featured career.
Students planning to continue study after they leave school have a lot of choices to make.
How to plan
Most people find that getting a ‘good education’ is important in life because it gives you choices. Getting a ‘good education’ at Tararua College depends particularly on what you do with the opportunities offered. It helps you to know and develop your full potential.
Career planning combines your potential, self-knowledge and what you want out of life. Once you know what kind of life you hope for, you will need to understand a thing or two about yourself:
Other people can help you work out what kind of person you are and what strengths/weaknesses you have:
Personal weaknesses are also good to know, because acknowledging a weakness is actually a personal strength! And what’s more; you can work on turning this weakness into a strength.
Knowing your favourite subjects might indicate where your strengths and interests are. These subjects are often a good lead to follow.
Now is a good time to visit www.careers.govt.nz because this website gives you ideas for future careers using your preferred subjects.
Any dream you might have about a future career needs goals to make it happen. Find people in your life who will support you to make your dreams come true!
Your goals, short term and long term goals are the stepping stones towards your future plans. Each goal achieved is a resting point at which you can look ahead and check whether you are still moving in the right direction, or whether your long-term goal needs adjusting, or maybe changing. Goals must not be set in concrete, because, as Prof Jim Bright says: “shift happens”. It all depends on barriers you face; what you can do to overcome those and what opportunities are presented.
You never know your full potential until you try new things. Making the most of the opportunities offered at Tararua College helps you on the way to find a career that fits you best.
Remember: If your job is your hobby, you never work a day in your life!