The Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV) is presenting an exciting program of career education activities to students in Years 9 and 10 in Victorian government schools in rural and regional areas and metropolitan areas. This program is funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training and aims to raise student awareness of the education, training and employment pathways provided through VET.
The Exploring Work Futures through VET program offers three engaging experiential learning activities that map directly to subjects and capabilities in the Victorian Curriculum. The program supports teaching and learning, decision making regarding subject selection, course selection and careers, and building career aspirations at a critical time in youth transitions.
Students will build their knowledge of a range of education and employment pathways, increase their awareness of the relevance of VET in the changing world of work and link subject knowledge to workplace skills.
A recent report by Mark McCrindle (commissioned by the Skilling Australia Foundation) found that:
Nick Wyman, SAF CEO said “most children don’t aspire to have “a wall full of degrees”. What they want is to find a place in the world. If getting and keeping a job is your concern, there are jobs for the taking in VET. Not only in growing fields, but in traditional trades roles which will be there in 50 years.”