Schools Industry Partnership, Adrian Rhodes

What do you get when you invite a Physiotherapist, Café Owner, Environmental Scientist, Internal Auditor, Author and NSW Parks & Wildlife Ranger to share their career journeys with a large group of Year 10 students?

You get young people who grasp the connection between school and work, with broadened career horizons and enhanced confidence in their future.

This is exactly what happened at Winmalee High School on Friday, 20 November 2020 where a workshop-based day to explore careers and employability skills took place.

The students learned that career pathways are rarely linear and that they need to be flexible and resilient in the face of challenges and contingencies along the way, always watching for and taking hold of new opportunities aligned with their passion as they arise.

Through taking part in various team activities the students enjoyed the opportunity to appreciate and practice a number of employability and interpersonal skills required in the workplace.

Thank you to Winmalee High School and in particular the Career Advisor, Cheryll Ruskin who worked closely with ITF Ambassador, Jennie Payens to plan and make the day a great success.  A special thank you also to the wonderful industry volunteers, Rob Mackay - Finn & Co Springwood and Alumni, Pat Lincoln -The Physio Depot Springwood, Cathy Cunningham – Sydney Water, Santoshi Reddy NSW Health, Tristan Bancks – Author & Alumni and Lachlan Ruskin – NSW Parks & Wildlife Ranger for their time and support.