At Glennie, we pride ourselves on supporting our girls to be all they can be. Many of our girls elect to develop their vocational skills as part of their senior education to help them transition to the workplace, or to future studies. One of the vocational learning and training options available is the TAFE in Schools program.
Six Glennie girls are currently completing vocational training through the TAFE in Schools program. Year 11 student, Caitlin Scarlett, is undertaking units from the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations. She attends TAFE every Wednesday, learning how to prepare food for service. These skills are reinforced by her work with Mrs Jillian Johns, her Hospitality teacher here at school. Caitlin had the opportunity to put her training into practice recently, working with the TAFE team to serve at the Mayoral Breakfast. Attending TAFE is one way that Caitlin is working towards her future career goal of becoming a chef.
Kate Johnstone, Isabella Byrne and Lucy Stanford are all completing a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance which will qualify them to work as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN), operating theatre technician, medical administration or acute care assistant. Kate has also begun working towards her Diploma in Nursing through the Gold Coast TAFE in Schools program. Jennifer Sheehan (Year 10) is enjoying her studies in Certificate II in Salon Assistant while Brenna Kennedy (Year 10) is completing a combined program of Tourism and Event Management.
TAFE in Schools is offering a Semester 2 intake into a number of their courses. This is a great way for Year 10 and 11 students to add vocational learning relevant to their interest area into their study program. Programs are usually run one day per week and if students are interested, they need to ensure they are committed to balancing this workload with their current program. Students who are interested in applying should contact Mrs Paul in the Careers and VET office (firstname.lastname@example.org). The vocational courses offered as part of the TAFE in Schools program differs each year depending on government funding and job vacancies. Programs that will be offered in 2020 are usually released later in the year and will be advertised to the girls as soon as they become available.
Ms Sharon Currie