Educational Pathways VET Ambassadors connect with students in Western Sydney

Educational Pathways VET Ambassadors visit Pendle Hill High School to talk with over 130 students in years 10 and 11. The five ambassadors shared their career journeys and how they have used their VET experience to excel in their industries.

Educational Pathways VET Ambassadors visit Pendle Hill High School

Five of the Educational Pathways VET Ambassadors visited Pendle Hill High School in Term 4 2022 as part of a 'Careers Conversation' day.

Gabriella Adeline, Ammaleah Astruc, Arcadia Meldrum, Tyler Pockran and Taylor Vandijk had the opportunity to talk about Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathways and their own journeys to more than 130 students from Years 10 and 11.

The Educational Pathways VET Ambassadors initiative is a unique opportunity for successful alumni from the NSW Training Awards to hold space for career-focused casual conversations, questions, and organic discovery. The ambassadors represent a range of industries, all with unique journeys, affirming that career paths neither have to be linear or expected.

The session at Pendle Hill High School presented students with the many possibilities that VET can offer, and promoted the opportunities available to students, including School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships, the TAFE YES+ initiative, and the ongoing support from the Head Teacher Careers to devise learning opportunities that are bespoke to student needs.

In small groups of 10 students, the Educational Pathways VET Ambassadors shared their career journeys, the VET qualifications they attained, the experiences of establishing themselves in the industry and how they’ve made VET work as a tool to excel professionally.

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