Moruya High School on Friday afternoon, August 4 hosted professionals from various fields for its “speed careering” session, all part of its Creating Careers Week.
Based on the speed dating concept, all 85 Year 10 students got to sit down and chat with the visiting professional for three minutes before moving onto the next person.
There were representatives from NSW Ambulance, the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter service, Eurobodalla Shire Council, a midwife, footy legend Mick Weyman, who now works at a local hardware shop, and several others.
Harley Dengate, an air crew officer with the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter service, started out his career as a surf life saving volunteer, before becoming a paid lifeguard and then landing a position as rescue crew officer with the helicopter service.
He told the students about his job working on the helicopter and encouraged them to chase whatever they wanted to do in life.
“Find someone in the role you want to do and pick their brains,” Mr Dengate said. “Don’t let them walk away until you know everything you want to know.”
Careers advisor Kimberli Eke thanked all the visiting professional and said the whole week had been a success in getting the students to think about what career path they would like to take and which subjects to choose for Year 11 and 12.
The students during the week also attended the Canberra Careers Expo and went on a number of excursions, including to the Moruya Hospital, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Bunnings and Corrigans Cove Beach Resort.
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