Creating My Career day inspires students to take on higher education

CAREERS DAY: Queechy High School students Jackson Smith, Zeth Cartledge and Jack Shields, all 15, learning about the construction industry.

CAREERS DAY: Queechy High School students Jackson Smith, Zeth Cartledge and Jack Shields, all 15, learning about the construction industry.

Students from across Tasmania learnt what higher education opportunities were ahead of them on Thursday.

More than 600 year 8 and 9 students from 15 different schools took part in the Creating My Career day at the University of Tasmania. 

Students came from as far as St Helens, George Town and Scottsdale to learn about their potential study options at university and TasTAFE. 

The schools rotated around 12 different learning clusters, including construction, fitness, technology, and natural resources. 

Event coordinator and Pathways to Success project manager Brett Williams said 2016 was the first year the event had taken place but after its success, he was hoping to roll it out across the state next year.

“We just want to breakdown those barriers about higher education,” Mr Williams said.

“Students are able to come here and get familiar with their surroundings at university and also be able to talk to TAFE about different pathways.”

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