Why you should be involved
Never in Tasmania has the opportunity to work collaboratively with the University of Tasmania, Department of Education and TasTAFE presented itself. With students in years 8 and 9 invited to participate in a career cluster of their choosing you will have access to students who really want to know more about a career in your field.
“The activities were all hands-on and engaging which helped me to understand.”
Student participant 2016
Student participant 2016
Q. Is this just for Department of Education (DoE) students?
A. Creating My Career (CMC) is open to all Tasmanian school students in years 8 and 9, not just DoE students.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. We do not charge businesses anything to participate in CMC. Your only cost is time and resources required to participate
Q. How many students will I have across the day?
A. We try and cap students at 10 per session. It is dependent on what you plan to deliver and how popular the cluster is. Across the day, you would have up to 90 students who would have engaged in your activity.
Q. What do I have to do?
A. We ask you to provide an engaging hands on activity for students. The aim of the day is to highlight to students the various opportunities available in a career cluster. The expectation is that students will gain a wider knowledge base of the industry they selected.
Q. How is this different to work experience?
A. This is a one-day short sharp experience for students. From the day students, will have a better understanding of their educational needs to find employment with a company like yours.
Q. How do I know the students are interested in my profession?
A. Students who attend your sessions have pre-selected to attend. They have a genuine interest in what you do and want to know more.
Q. Am I responsible for behaviour issues?
A. No. Schools are responsible for any behavioural issues. If there is a problem, you just need to let one of the Rotary volunteers know and it will be resolved.
Q. What is the time committment?
A. CMC is comprised of a total of three days. Each day starts at 9am and concludes at 2:30pm. (Not including setup and pack up).
Q. What if I can't do all three venues?
A. While we are really trying to find businesses, who can deliver the same message to all three regions, we also understand this isn't always possible. We will work with you to devise the best possible outcome for you and the students.
Q. Who is running CMC?
A. CMC is a joint initiative of the University of Tasmania, Department of Education (My Education), TasTAFE and supported by Rotary Tasmania.