We can’t just give young people the answers. We have to show them how to find the answers for themselves – Amanda Siva, Careers Practitioner
The careers experience at the Academy of Mary Immaculate offers the young women of tomorrow’s workforce a unique foundation not only based on one-on-one career coaching but also on strong connections with tertiary institutions and organisations in the broader community.
Our career program is skill-based. Girls learn where to find information, how to make decisions, and gain the confidence to action their plan. This is particularly important in the age of digital disruption, and fluidity is the key to our approach. We teach Academy girls how to up-skill in order to better traverse the future career market.
Work experience to complement knowledge
A well-connected work experience program compliments this careers approach. Academy girls have completed work experience at diverse workplaces, such as Museums Australia, Supernormal, the NGV and Sunshine Hospital. The Community Action Program supports careers at the Academy, and is well integrated in the student Wellbeing Program.
Developing students’ post-school aspirations
Our Careers Practitioner doesn’t see careers as beginning in Year 9 and ending in Year 12. She sees her role as developing students’ aspirations both during school to set-up their career path, as well as after school to pursue their chosen pathway.