Career Development

“Key employability skill for the 21st Century? Thinking creatively about transferable skills.
There are limits on what we can be, but we can still be an infinite number of things.”
(Professor Jim Bright, Faculty of Education, ACU)

At Lara Secondary College, career development programs recognise and have been developed in response to students' needs in a rapidly changing economic and social environment.

Careers and Pathways staff provide support and guidance to students so they remain engaged in their studies and make a successful transition to further education, training or employment .

Career programs prepare students to:

  • Make informed choices when selecting courses and post-school opportunities
  • Connect education and training pathways with career choices and employment prospects
  • Access the broad range of community services and specialist supports available to them
  • Deal with change in the workplace

Students may access:

  • Vocational Education (VET)
  • School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships (SBATs)
  • Transition and Industry Programs
  • Career Assessment and Interviews
  • Careers Workshops/Excursions
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Future Pathways
  • OH&S
  • Tertiary Preparation and Course Information
  • Try a Trade
  • Work Experience / Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
  • Work Ready Programs
  • Presentations from universities, TAFES, private colleges, apprenticeship centres, employers, the community

We value our strong partnerships with tertiary institutions, particularly Deakin and The Gordon.

We deeply appreciate the goodwill of our local businesses and employers, parents and the wider community. Their support has ensured the success of our work experience program which provides students with such a valuable opportunity to explore future pathways, secure apprenticeships and gain employment.