2realise your career @ Balgowlah Boys High School
As part of the Warringah Council Community Development Grants Program 2015- 2016, 2realise secured funding to deliver the 2realise your career program at Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys Campus for students to complement the work being done as part of The Northern Beaches Project, of which 2realise is a partner of.
2realise your career is designed to prepare young people for the world of work through developing their understanding of what employers are looking for; from the first step of designing a resume through to work place etiquette after securing a position.
For 8 weeks in Term 4, 2015, 15 students attended 2 hour weekly sessions that included topics such as:
- Mind over Matter
- The world of work
- Resumes that get read
- Pick Me! Interview Skills
- You 2.0 developing a personal brand
As part of the program, we connected with Joe Bonington, founder of Joe’s Basecamp in Brookvale to arrange an industry bites visit, as all of the students participating in the program loved sport! This was a real highlight of the program and helped to cement the relevance of the topics covered over the 7 weeks to their successful transition into the workforce. 2realise is very appreciative of Joe’s support for the program.
Here is some of the student’s feedback:
Do you enjoy attending the 2realise your career program? 100% agree or strongly agree
Do you feel you are more prepared to find a job as a result of the 2realise your career program? 100% agree or strongly agree
Has the 2realise your career program expanded your understanding of what employers are looking for? 100% agree or strongly agree
Do you feel you have more direction as the career you would like as a result of the program? 60% agree or strongly agree, 40% neutral
What have you learnt during the 2realise your career program that you feel will help you the most?
“Boosting my confidence”
“A better way of getting a job”
A good handshake and confidence”
Of all the topics discussed, what was your favourite?
“Interviews and confidence”
How would you describe the program to someone who hadn’t heard of it before?
“It’s amazing for anyone who’d want a job”
“Just say it’s a really good program”
What has been your favourite activity during the program?
2realise your career workshops have received positive feedback from past participants with many indicating they have learnt valuable skills for starting their working life. The philosophy behind 2realise your career is to provide a positive learning environment, with content delivered in an interactive and accessible way.
If you would like to find out more please contact us on 1300 2realise (1300273254)