Pathways at Roncalli College will provide students with a range of courses that will enable them to:
Gateway update March 2016
It’s been a busy start to the term for students on our Gateway Programme. The Tertiary Education Commission funds this awesome programme where students get the opportunity to blend school study with workplace learning and experience.
Students are working through the pre-gateway phase where they are researching careers, completing courses on workplace health & safety and first aid; they are now starting ‘taster days’ where they spend a day each in up to 3 different workplaces. All necessary equipment required for the job is provided through the programme and it’s been a highlight for students being kitted out with their safety boots, overalls and other safety equipment such as ear muffs, safety glasses and hard hats for some.
We have a vast array of careers being investigated and have students trialling days in all sorts of exciting workplaces including trades eg electricians, plumbers, builders, painters, mechanics etc., plus retail, hospitality, tourism, butchery, agriculture, hair & beauty and this year have some new careers to cater for such as journalism, sports turf management and pharmacy.
Students will be registered for Gateway placements individually once they are ready to commit to one day every week in the same workplace for 15 to 20 weeks; they also need to be identified as work ready.
Each student will have an individual learning plan customised to their needs; they are required to gain at least 20 credits relevant to their workplace, these credits count towards national qualifications. ITO’s (Industry Training Organisations) provide learning programmes with unit standards being assessed in the workplace or by an outside assessor. Gateway is equivalent to students starting an apprenticeship while still at school while giving them the opportunity to try out potential careers and to build links to Industry Training Organisations, NZ Apprenticeships and workplaces.
We will be profiling students in the newsletter each month so you can look forward to hearing about their experiences and achievements.
We would welcome enquiries from anyone in the Roncalli community willing to assist with workplace experience opportunities even if it is only for a day.
Gateway team :
Marian Mehrtens : Gateway Manager
Karin Cockroft: Classroom teacher
Adrienne Quertier: Careers Adviser
Enquires to email@example.com or leave a message on 688 6003 ext 890 or 027 739 8570