600 Year 7 and 8 students at Mount Waverley Secondary College – Junior Campus were given a glimpse into careers of the future during an immersive event last week on campus. The Careers in the New Economy session kicked off in the morning with a range of industry speakers and education institutions sharing their perspectives, career path and guidance to the audience of students.
Highlights of the day included the amazing life journeys of the industry speakers who told their story about school experiences, thoughts on study and career pathways. All provided great tips for students to think about when considering the knowledge and skills they need to prepare them for the future.
After hearing from the industry professionals, students moved into the classroom and participated in the Day of STEM platform, taking the Holland Code quiz, exploring future career paths and engaging in exciting real-world simulations and challenges.
The Careers in the New Economy event was lead by Head of Technology, Matt Hall and Careers Advisor, Stephanie Thomas from Mount Waverley Secondary College who brought the Day of STEM platform to younger students after finding success with the program at the senior school.
In 2018, the Day of STEM team will support schools across Australia looking to implement similar activities as an extension of the online offering. Interested schools and teachers can contact Renee (firstname.lastname@example.org) to explore potential options.
Careers in the New Economy Speakers:
- Wayne Griffin, Head of Science, Panel Facilitator
- Renee Hoareau, Director of Education & Engagement, LifeJourney
- Matthew Warren, Professor of Cyber Security, Deakin University
- Susie Jones, Head of Cyber Security Business Services, Australia Post
- Rebekah Brougher, Project Engineer, Mini-Fab
- Stewart Hayes, Principal Cyber Security Consultant, Optus Business
- Lindsay Thomas, Building Projects Manager, Liberty One Steel
- Harris Chaudhry, Channel Systems Engineer, Fortinet
- Shweta Pandey, Cyber Risk Director, Deloitte Australia
- Dennis Butler, Monash University
- Tessa Vandergriff, Monash University
- Jim Patsavouras, Regional Learning & Development Manager, Commonwealth Bank (and MWSC Parent)