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VCAL students host successful careers seminar

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  • 08 Sep, 2017
VCAL students (L-R back row) Michael, Hannah and Matthew. (L-R front row) Lachlan, Hayden and Josiah. Not pictured: Phillipa and Samuel.

The “What Employers Want” careers seminar organised by Senior VCAL students this week was a huge success. As a major part of their curriculum and assessment the Senior VCAL students Hayden, Matthew, Samuel, Lachlan, Hannah, Phillipa, Michael and Josiah organised the all-day seminar for Middle and Senior school students.

The day opened with a whole school Chapel that featured drama skits and a Senior students worship band. The service was led by Pastor Ruthie Byrne on “Finding Your Career – Everyone has a call from God. Big or small. We all have an important role to play in the kingdom of God.”

Middle and Senior students then broke into groups to hear talks from:

·      Harley Byrne on Building and Construction

·      Pastor Nic Johnston, Ballarat Christian Fellowship

·      Troy Tregilles, Peri-Operative Services Manager, St John of God Hospital

·      James Leviston from Leviston Electricals

·      Stewart Moors, General Manager of the Regent Cinemas

·      Randall Dreger, Bendigo Bank

·      Leading Seaman Blair Smith and Corporal Samuel Hourigan, Australian Defence Force

·      Superintendent Graham Banks, Victoria Police

·      Richard Chew from the Federation University Performing Arts department

·      Carlos Castro, Victoria Trades Hall Young Workers Centre

·      Bradley Smith, Federation University Jobs & Skills

·      Gemma Kelly, Australian Catholic University

Middle and Senior students also heard a performance from the Federation University Performing Arts students, and the Junior school students enjoyed dressing up as their future career aspirations.

Congratulations to all the VCAL students on running a wonderfully informative seminar and to all the Senate team and staff who assisted on the day.  We look forward to seeing the careers paths our talented VCAL students head towards.

Junior, Middle and Senior school students came together for a chapel service led by Pastor Ruthie Byrne
VCAL and Junior school students with Australian Defence Force members
Leading Seaman Blair Smith talks with students about the Australian Defence Force
Corporal Samuel Hourigan answers questions from students at the close of the Australian Defence Force session
Harley Byrne speaks to students about the building and construction industry
Pastor Nic Johnston from Ballarat Christian Fellowship
Troy Tregilles, Peri-Operative Services Manager at St John of God Hospital
James Leviston from Leviston Electricals
Stewart Moors, General Manager Regent Cinemas
Randall Dreger from the Bendigo Bank
Superintendent Graham Banks from the Victoria Police
Federation University Performing Arts class performed for students under the direction of teacher, Richard Chew.
Richard Chew from Federation University Performing Arts department
Carlos Castro from the Victoria Trades Hall Young Workers Centre is introduced to speak by VCAL student, Lachlan.
Head of Senior school & VCAL Co-ordinator, Trent Loader talks with Middle and Senior school students about their future career aspirations
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