Date
16 August 2020

Review and plan pathways with students to support their decision making and next steps

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Helping students identify aspirations and implement plans to achieve them’

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Support a review process

Support a review process

Many interrelated aspects need to be considered as each student prepares for leaving school. These are an integral part of the purpose of the curriculum.

Areas for support

Areas for support

Discuss with students specific areas they will need to consider over time.

  • Identify their strengths, skills, interests, and aspirations for the future.
  • Select a vocational/academic pathway at school to realise their aspirations.
  • Identify the training options available, for example, university, polytechnic, apprenticeships.
  • Utilise government and community resources such as GatewaySTAR, the Youth Guarantee Scheme, and Careers NZ.
  • Understand how to go about finding work.
  • Investigate taking a gap year, travel, or personal development options.
  • Identify and acquiring specific skills and competencies, for example, time management skills.
  • Identify barriers and the supports needed to overcome these.

 

Introduce online planning tools

Introduce online planning tools

5 tools to help students get started on their decision making.

  1. Occupation Outlook: An app which introduces education, employment, and income information
  2. Vocational Profile: A tool to track your progress towards achieving NCEA Level 2 with Vocational Pathways
  3. Profile Builder: A tool outlining study options and ways to build Vocational Pathways
  4. Careers NZ: A website of careers advice, tools, and tips
  5. Youth Guarantee: A website that outlines study options beyond school.

Source: Youth Guarantee (opens in a new tab/window)

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Career kete: Dream and discover

Publisher: Careers NZ

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Website

Career kete: Explore and compare

Publisher: Careers NZ

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Website

Transitioning from high school to college

Read time: 13 min

Publisher: International Dyslexia Association

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