Eyre transition support

Students unsure about what career they want to pursue after school were given the chance to meet with industry providers at Edward John Eyre High School’s Transition From School seminar.

A total of 16 providers from community services to employers engaged with more than 70 students at the event on Tuesday.

Groups of students were given the chance to sit down with providers such as TAFE SA, GFG Alliance, Coles and headspace in a 5-minute, round-table format.

Student Pathways Leader Belinda McEvoy said the seminar helped students understand the range of options available to them when they finish school.

“The students are able to get to know the providers, and then the provider collects the students’ names so  students have support after the seminar,” she said.

“It gives students a taste of all the pathways available to them and allows them greater exposure after the event.”

Year 12 student Tim Oestreich said his planned pathway involved working on the railways or in sports, and acknowledged that the providers could help students find employment. 

“A lot of them said to find something that interests you, that way you have a better understanding of (the job) and will really enjoy what you do,” he said.

At the moment Tim is looking to secure part-time work at Coles or Woolworths and obtain his driver’s licence to help qualify him to work for an employer such as GFG Alliance.

“That will help me stay on my feet after I leave school,” he said.

Fellow Year 12 student Phoenix Hutchinson said the seminar helped her understand the pathways to future study after school, with her main goal being to obtain employment in the field of dance or performing arts.

“I spoke to TAFE and the universities and they said there’s great opportunities for me there,” she said.