The Careers Centre is a place where first steps are taken on the career pathway for students. The centre is available to assist students with subject selection and preparation for tertiary study and the world of work.
Personalised career advice to help students identify their strengths and interests. Many students have no idea which direction they want to take after high school and an appointment with Careers Adviser, Mrs Amanda Onekawa, can often be a great starting point. Parents are very welcome to attend these appointments.
There is a wide range of resources available in the Careers Centre, including:
A computer suite for student use.
Prospectus and course booklets for universities, polytechnics, private training providers, industry training programmes and apprenticeships.
Gap year and student exchange information.
CV writing tools and support.
Future Pathways programme information.
Student job vacancies - advertised through Schoology.
Parents, caregivers and whanau are important partners with the school, and we welcome their involvement. Discussion at home around future careers and study options is often seen as one of the most important factors in student decision-making. For support in this area please contact us or visit us in the Careers Centre. You may also find the Careers NZ website helpful.
Career Centre Contacts
Helen Tasker - Transition Services Manager
Phone: 8778129 ext 732 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Onekawa - Careers Adviser
Phone: 8778129 ext 732 email: email@example.com
Kristy Fenton - Gateway Workplace Co-ordinator
Phone: 8778129 ext 753 Mobile: 027 294 8319
Amanda Knight - Careers Centre Administrator
Phone: 8778129 ext 753 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Ree studied Social Work on the Gateway programme in 2018. She completed her theory work through Careerforce and completed two work placements throughout the year; Directions Youth Health Centre and Birthright Hawkes Bay. Megan is continuing on this career pathway and will commence further study at EIT in 2019.
Reece Craik expressed an interest in baking and enrolled in Gateway for 2018. Reece had a mix of theory and practical work through his course with Skills4Work. Reece endured early morning starts with BJ’s Bakery in Hastings one day a week for his work placement and gained many new skills. Reece has been offered a baking apprenticeship with New World, Hastings to commence in 2019.
Gateway opens a new pathway from school to the world of work. It’s a great opportunity for students to blend school study with workplace learning and training and assessment.
Benefits for Young People
Gateway helps students build their skills for employment, working in real workplaces on real tasks. It gives opportunities to try out potential careers and build links to industry training organisations, modern apprenticeships and workplaces.
Good news for employers
Gateway is a great opportunity to get extra part-time help, strengthen the students' links to industry training, to give something back to our Hawke's Bay community and maybe to assess potential employees before they hire them.
Gateway is made available to senior school students, preferably in their last year of school.
For further information contact the Careers Centre.
Offering Individual Learning Programmes
Facilitate individual learning programmes for students such as:
For further information, contact the Careers Centre.
153 Te Mata Rd, Havelock North 4130 (view map)
PO Box 8476, Havelock North
Phone: (06) 877 8129
Fax: (06) 877 4079