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Careers Day OAC and MSC

15 September 2017

Careers Day for Open Access College and Marden Senior College was held in the Cafeteria at Marden Senior College last Thursday, 7 September. 

Many students called through for a quick chat and to grab some pamphlets about TAFE and University pathways. Next year we are going to try to hold Careers day so it does not clash with the dates of the Adelaide Show – the Police have not been able to attend for the past few years due to commitments working at the show. Hopefully, they will be available next year if we can move the date.

The Hotel Management Representative had a chat to some students about opportunities for travel and working overseas as part of a Hotel Management Degree. Hotel Managers in large International Hotels in Dubai are earning excellent wages.  He spoke about a course which involves students living in Hotels for up to six weeks as part of their on the job training.

The other interesting information which I learned on the day was that if you join the Army Reserves they will pay for any tickets (Including things like - Heavy Rigid, Forklift, Multi-combination, Reach Stacker, Crane, Dangerous Goods, White Card) which you need to function and perform your duties in your army reserves role. Once the army have trained you and issued you with the army license, you can then go down to MVR and they convert this straight onto your normal civilian license.  This is potentially saving you thousands of dollars in training. Worth thinking about especially if you are considering a job in logistical movement and stores.

Also, there was a lady from the Gym at Marden (Susanna Parkinson) who spoke to me about the Cert 4 in Fitness Training / Personal trainer.  If anyone wants her details please call me on 8309 3644.  If you already have a Certificate 3 in fitness it does not take very much to complete some extra modules and turn it into a cert 4.

Hope to see you all there next year, remember to come and ask lots of questions, and make positive and informed choices for your future.

Ingred Perry
Student Wellbeing Leader

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