School to Work: Gateway

The Gateway programme offers structured workplace learning opportunities to selected senior students. It is designed to strengthen the pathway from school to work or further study by providing students with first-hand experience of potential career pathways. Students complete a work placement and have their learning assessed to gain Unit Standards (approximately 20 credits).

Twenty five students each year are placed with various local employers for one day a week over a six to ten week period. In 2014 these included:  Early Childcare, Engineering, Automotive, ETCO, Rodney Wayne and Seville’s 

School to Work: STAR

The STAR programme offered by the Careers Department allows students to attend courses off-site run by other tertiary training providers.   They may be 1 day Taster Courses or Full Courses run 1 day a week for several weeks. In 2014 courses included Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Motor Body Trades, Workplace Communication, Computer Software, Computer Hardware and Journalism.
Courses are always related to a career area of interest to the student and offer Unit Standards. 


Your Gateway and STAR coordinator

Mrs Marlene Bayley

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Mr Allan Vester

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