Education

A Beacon to a career path

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September 08, 2017

Shepparton High students (from left) Jacob Myhill, David Lyons, Jessie Schuester (back) and Jasmine Farren talk with Hit 96.9's Tommy Casha and Jess Farchione.

Beacon Foundation ambassadors Courtney Voumard and Joshua McKenzie helped teacher's co-ordinate a speed careering day on Wednesday.

Ethan Latham, Hazel Tutuncu, Sahara Moananu and Jai Utiger with former Shepparton High student Vivienne Hall, who is now a personal trainer.

Zane Ali and Jake Newman listen to First Constable Josh Daffy.

Former Shepparton High School student Todd Bush spoke to Year 10 students about careers with Parks Victoria.

It’s hard to know what you want to do with your life when you are only 16 years old, which is why the Beacon Foundation organised a speed careering day at Shepparton High School on Wednesday.

The day featured professionals from different occupations who moved between Year1 0 student groups in the school hall to discuss — in five minutes — what they do and how they got there.

Students were given the chance to learn more about 14 professions from presenters, who volunteered their time to be a part of the program.

‘‘Lots of people don’t know what they want to do or how to get into it and it’s good to have the opportunity to ask questions to get a better understanding,’’ Year 10 Beacon Foundation student ambassador Courtney Voumard said.

Fellow Year 10 Beacon Foundation ambassador Joshua McKenzie said there was a lot of information for everyone and he learned about a range of professions he didn’t know about before.

The presenters came from SMR Legal, University of Melbourne Rural Health Academic Centre, Moretto Building, Parks Victoria, Victoria Police, Hit 96.9, Jacobs Engineering, Shepparton Art Museum, McDonald’s, Darryl Twitt Ford, NAB, GoTafe, Cardamone Real Estate and Anytime Fitness.

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