Mount Austin High School played host to an exciting initative aimed at motivating students’ appreciation of literacy and numeracy skills by turning the spotlight on careers.
Moving around a series of hands-on activities, the students see how these skills are practically applied in many areas of work.
The initiative also aims to inspire primary school students to begin talking to their families about career possibilities.
Relating classroom studies to future employment options can offer a significant boost to students’ outcomes by reinforcing their sense of purpose.
Some of the tasks carried out on the day were: creating a garden bed, examining water in a piezometer, using digital cameras to assess underground pipes and surveying with GPS.
Wagga Wagga City Council offered eight activity stations, while NSW Sport and Recreation, NSW Fire and Rescue, NSW Police, Essential Energy and the NSW Roads and Maritime Service were also giving an insight into careers on the day.
For more information on Careers in the Spotlight, please contact Megan Mulrooney.