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Te Aratai Careers

Every young person at Te Aratai College knows who they are, what they are doing, why they are doing it, and where they are going. Every young person leaves Te Aratai College at the right time, with the right qualifications, to the right place, for them.

Here at Te Aratai College, Career Development is an important aspect of learners’ holistic education. We offer a range of career services and support students in making informed decisions about their future.

At Te Aratai we use CareerWise to store and share the latest careers information, events and jobs with our students and their parents. To visit our careers page, click the CareerWise button below!

Values

  • Career development is an integral part of a young person’s overall development.
  • Career education happens everywhere in the school and community.
  • Career education makes other learning relevant.
  • Everyone can experience success.
  • There is something for everyone.

Key Outcomes

Young people at Te Aratai College are:

  • Confident in their skills, abilities and their plans for the future
  • Connected, life-long learners who seek excellence
  • Sufficiently knowledgeable to make sound decisions about their future
  • Respectful and employable
  • Realistic dreamers

Individual Services

  • Career counselling and careers advice
  • CV/cover letters
  • Job applications support

  • Interview preparation
  • Course planning
  • Subject selection support
  • Tertiary information
  • Employment skills
  • Transition planning
  • Goal Setting
  • Driver licence
  • Scholarship application support

STAR

Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource – Te Aratai College receives funding to support students to access programmes, events, courses, experiences and opportunities that help them set goals, make decisions and transition from school to tertiary study and/or employment. 

  • Short courses
  • Taster days
  • Experiences

Gateway

The Gateway Programme provides the opportunity for workplace experience and learning, strengthening pathways to further education and training or employment. 

  • Learners develop employability skills and explore career pathways
  • Individualised programmes tailored to suit their needs and interests. 
  • Real workplace experience – treated like an employee

Pre-Employment Trades/Training

This timetabled course focuses on communication skills for employment and training, giving learners opportunities to build their confidence, literacy, and social skills through experiential learning. Learners will identify their learning goals while developing their CV for the workplace and trades training. Learners will gain their driver’s licence, and develop their research skills to make positive choices about their next steps in their future careers.

Dual Enrolment

Students in years 11-13 are able to access Dual Enrolment courses at several tertiary providers nearby. Students attend Te Aratai College for 3-4 days a week, and attend a local training provider for 1-2 days a week, depending on their course. These are hands-on courses for students who want to try out an industry, and get some credits toward their NCEA also.

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Automotive
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Cookery
  • Hospitality
  • Hairdressing
  • Barbering
  • Animal Care
  • Primary Industries
  • Equine Skills
  • Farming and Horticulture
  • Business Admin 
  • …and more.

School-wide Services

  • Tertiary information sessions at school
  • Tertiary campus visits and tours
  • Careers expos and evenings
  • Career events
  • Job/industry events and experiences
  • Online, tailored Careers profile and education (Career Central)

Useful Websites

CAREER CENTRAL

CAREERS NZ

ARA

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY

OTAGO UNIVERSITY

Staff Contacts

We offer a range of Careers services here at Te Aratai College. We have three qualified staff members in the Careers department who can support students and whānau with information, making decisions and transitioning from school.

Head of Careers
Careers Admin & Gateway
Careers & Community Engagement