Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Dr Geoff Lee joined Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell today to officially launch a new website aimed at helping high school students achieve their career goals.
Mr Lee said the NSW Government’s new LifeLauncher site will give students some guidance when it comes to figuring out their future post-school.
“We know finding the right career pathway can be daunting, so we want to help students by making it as easy as possible to take the next steps in their lives,” Mr Lee said.
“LifeLauncher will provide information about jobs and how you can achieve your career ambitions through vocational education and training or university study.
“It also includes concise labour market information to help students understand the future potential of career and study choices.”
Ms Mitchell said it is not uncommon for students to feel lost at the end of school, with so many tertiary courses to choose from today.
“This site will not only be hugely helpful for school graduates; parents, teachers and careers advisers will also be able to use the platform to ensure students are supported in making these significant life decisions.”
The platform will combine information on over 3,700 careers and links to 1,534 vocational education and training and university courses, as well as statistical information on careers and their employment prospects.
LifeLauncher will be packed with interactive features to help students identify their strengths and career potential. Students can also create their own ‘pin board’ to collect information about their preferred courses.