This week, 191 year 10 students at Trinity Catholic College Lismore have been doing work experience all over Lismore and the Byron Shire areas and some have even travelled as far as Sydney, Melbourne and Dubbo.
From mechanics, zoo keeping and journalism, to theatre companies, law and accountancy firms, primary schools, and hospitals, students have had the opportunity to experience work in a wide variety of fields.
A local work experience opportunity was given to Trinity student Bridie Black who went to Spell & The Gypsy Collective fashion business this week.
Bridie was shown behind the scenes of how the company runs including marketing and advertising meetings, graphic designing for their website, and getting to try on their designs that have not yet been released to the public.
Assisting students to make decisions
Bridie says that she is really happy she chose this work experience opportunity. ‘It has given me a great insight into the world of fashion and what the processes of designing products involve. I will take this experience into consideration for future careers’.
Head of Learning and Alternative Pathways Program at Trinity, Pauline Leeson says work experience provides opportunities to explore possible career paths and areas of interest or passion. ‘It can also lead to ongoing, part time or casual employment opportunities for some students,’ she said. ‘It can assist students to make decisions about subject selection for the senior years and further study options.’
Nakeita Bradbury is a year 10 student doing work experience at Echo Publications.