Virtual event to share post-school options for students

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A new virtual event is set to equip local career advisors, teachers, and principals with the most up-to-date advice about school-based and post-HSC options for their students.

The online TAFE NSW Career Advisor Day will combat the restrictions in place because of the pandemic and see hundreds of career influencers come together virtually on Thursday 20 August.

TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Jason Darney said online access had seen registrations double compared to the face-to-face events last year.

“COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges to school students and it’s crucial to facilitate access to information about how they can access world-class skills training,” he said.

“While university may be a viable option for some, it’s important that vocational education and training is considered a ‘plan A’ for school leavers to pursue careers in areas that they are passionate about.”

The virtual event will focus on forecasted employment opportunities, courses, university pathways, and support services.

Mr Darney added that TAFE was committed to ensuring the pathway for students from high school into, and out of, vocational education and university was as easy as possible.

“School students need access to better, and easier to navigate, educational pathways and a wider range of options when it comes to their post-school education – whether that’s university, TAFE, private training providers, or all three,” he said.

“The education sector has a role to play in making sure that, no matter where students are in life, their eyes are opened up to new career directions and [they] can pursue the option which best suits them.”

Career advisors and counsellors can register for the TAFE NSW virtual Career Advisor Day by visiting the website or calling 131 601.

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