At David Scott School, we have a dedicated and highly experienced Careers and Pathways team. This team supports our students in navigating their transition from education to employment and/or further education. This team works collaboratively with the Teaching and Learning team to provide our students with specialist in-class support and career-related guidance as well as the Wellbeing and Engagement team to ensure that goals and aspirations are in line with student needs, strengths and interest areas.
The Careers and Pathways team believes in a holistic approach to career development and offers various services, including organising career-related events, work experience opportunities and targeted training. Students have opportunities to complete Certificate II level courses onsite as well as short courses such as the White card, food handlers, and responsible service of alcohol and barista courses. Through these experiences, DSS students gain ‘real’ experience and insight into the world of work as well as transferable certifications.
The Careers and Pathways team ensures that all students have a Career Action Plan (CAP) and are supported in employment preparation with resume writing, job searching and interview skills. This team provides a variety of career-related initiatives including the facilitation of on site Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs. Currently, these programs include Hospitality, Public Safety, Developing Independence and Community Services, and in appropriate circumstances, DSS can provide fully funded access to external VET programs to facilitate our students’ learning opportunities and aspirations.
In addition to our core services, our team also runs an alumni program that supports DSS students’ after leaving school to ensure our students stay connected and supported as they enter the workforce or further education.
The Careers and Pathways team at David Scott School is dedicated to empowering students to explore their interests, build their skills, and work towards success in their chosen career pathways. This team is ready to help our students wherever they are on their careers and pathways journey both at school and beyond.