It is that time of year when secondary school students need to make decisions about the year ahead, as they work towards an exciting future in their chosen field. For those in years 10, 11 and 12, the choice used to be “stay in school, or get a job”. But does it have to be one or the other? The pathways that previous generations navigated have now changed for the better, offering young people more opportunities than ever before.
Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) like Cire Training, now operate alongside other education institutions to help students find their own way to achieve their goals.
For students looking to kick-start their progression to employment, Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are a great option. VET provides secondary school students with an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification that contributes to VCE or VCAL. These programs are delivered by trainers with expert knowledge in the field and increase the employability skills of students.
I like coming here because it’s more hands-on, and it’s easier for me to learn that way, and it’s interesting and fun. – Grace
Cire Training provides flexible learning and extra support to help students succeed. We draw on the depth of expertise we can access from across our broader organisation through Children’s Services, our Community hubs and Cire Community School. At Cire, we use our extensive networks to provide students with unique opportunities for work experience, placements and industry knowledge while also studying.
We proudly offer courses that align with our community-centric stance and look for education options that will lead to a range of employment prospects for our students. For young people considering their futures, qualifications in Community Services and Early Childhood Education and Care will see them graduating job-ready to address ongoing industry skill shortages.
At our recent VET in Schools (VETiS) event for local secondary school staff, Danielle Storey from the Eastern Innovation Business Centre discussed the “Care Economy”. Referring to the World Economic Forum, Danielle reported that almost 40% of projected job opportunities in emerging professions are being created in care professions including childcare, eldercare, and nursing.
I like doing VETiS at Cire because it’s not a big class and very welcoming and fun. Because it’s not big, it’s like a little community where we all know each other and its lots of fun. – Lexi
Cire Training’s team understands how daunting it can be for teens, supported by their parents/ carers, to make decisions that impact their future directions and pathways. We pride ourselves on our personalised approach, supporting individuals every step of the way. Our training team offers 1:1 sessions, to discuss how Cire’s VETiS program will provide opportunities for each student to achieve their best outcome.
If you’d like to learn more, please register your interest here, and we will contact you to arrange a time to suit your family.
Applications are now open for our 2022 VETiS course, click here for further information. To discuss your options in more detail, please contact Cire Training on 1300 835 235.