Balancing School Studies with Moving into the Workforce
Reflecting back to your school days, did you know what your future career may look like after graduation? Imagine if you had had the chance to dip your toe in the water by commencing a qualification in an industry you were passionate about, or start a part-time apprenticeship during school that contributed to your final Year 12 result.
Two Year 12 students from Faith Lutheran College have done exactly just that. While maintaining their school studies these motivated students have taken real-life learning outside of the classroom.
Mitchell Noack began a Certificate II in Engineering at TAFE SA while in Year 11. Shortly after, he successfully applied for a School Based Apprenticeship in Metal Fabrication securing a position at Fabcoat in Nuriootpa. Since his employment one of Mitchell’s highlights has been working in the mine sites at Whyalla. ‘I’ve been working there for over a year now and I am getting to improve my skills. It’s a great experience for a Year 12 student to work on the mine sites. It’s pretty cool. I’m the only student. We get looked after well.’ Mitchell reflects.
Charlotte Bosward is also currently completing Vocational Education through a Certificate III in Animal Studies. Ever since Charlotte was a child, she has enjoyed working with animals, particularly horses. Securing work experience at her horses vet in Year 10 reinforced her aspiration to become a vet nurse and in Year 11 Charlotte commenced her Certificate II in Animal Studies. ‘It’s great to know that as part of my Vocational Education and Training (VET) course I can still get a good ATAR and SACE result. I am a bit more of a hands-on learner so being able to handle and work with animals once a week is so cool.’ Charlotte explains.
Charlotte’s mum Belinda Bosward is an advocate for the program explaining ‘Charlotte is keen to go to university so will require an ATAR. I love that the course will contribute towards her option to gain University entrance.’
The College has an excellent Pathways team to help students find their spark and complete their education at Faith, world ready.