Careers and Pathways
“Preparing and inspiring our students to achieve their very best in a global society”
Ormiston Senior College provides students with a range of opportunities and experiences to enable them to acquire the essential career management competencies of
- developing self-awareness
- exploring opportunities
- making decisions
- taking action
We want our students to realise their full potential and develop the knowledge, understanding and skills in order to compete in a modern world.
Career advice and counselling is available. Your child’s Learning Advisor is the first point of contact for students and, where necessary, a referral will be made to see the school’s Careers Counsellor.
Year 12 and 13 students can book a one-on-one career counselling session with the school’s Career Counsellor and parent / caregiver enquiries are also welcome.
Students are encouraged to visit the Careers Centre before school or at lunch times to access the career resources available.
To help students keep up to date with what’s happening, careers information and events are posted to students by email, on the school notices and on the noticeboard in the foyer opposite reception.
Every year before subject selection we hold a Careers Expo. This provides students with the most updated information from the providers and helps support our students with their subject choices.
Career Central, an online platform for student career pathway management, is introduced to students at the start of Year 11. Students are encouraged to utilise the Career Central facilities over their senior school years and to maintain a digital record of their personalised career planning.
Gateway & Pathways to Employment
Gateway and Pathways to Employment are ‘ready for work’ programmes offering selected Year 12 and 13 students real life skills to enable them to be better prepared for their future. The programmes combine external industry related courses and a work experience placement with individual programmes and related assessments to their chosen industry.
Our Trade Academy programmes are based at Tech Park and run by the Manukau Institute of Technology. Students in year 12 and 13 can apply for the opportunity to study a trade related programme. This is ideal for students who intend on starting an apprenticeship when they leave school. Examples of trade programmes are: building, electrical, plumbing, masonry and carpentry.
STAR – Short Introductory Courses
STAR courses are designed to give senior students an introduction to future pathways or to complete work-related qualifications such as First Aid and Learner Licence.