Rina Hudson – Careers Advisor

Nau mai ki to mataau tari – Welcome to our office.

We are part of the wider school community and contribute to the wellbeing and aspirations of students and their whanau.

Career development helps students link ideas about preparation, exploration, self-awareness and decision making to real life situations – including transitions to, through and from school.

Te Kura o Tukua Punga – Tikipunga High School:

Supports and is committed to a school-wide approach to career development. Year 7 – Year 13 students will participate in career programmes that are:

  • Planned and structured
  • Integrated into curriculum
  • Targeted to meet the individual needs of diverse learners
  • Designed to involve whanau and the local and wider community
  • Responsive to student’s. When students leave school they will be prepared for further education or employment and as awareness for their future opportunities.

The GATEWAY Programme

The Gateway Programme provides ‘structured workplace learning’ for students who have an idea of a possible future job or career they wish to explore. The programme offers senior students up to 10 days of unpaid work experience (usually one day per week) to go hand in hand with studying industry-related credits towards NCEA qualifications and a Vocational Pathway.

Gateway students must display key work skills such as excellent communication, good time management, team player skills, organisational skills and self-motivation. Students need to be able to manage their High School learning programme as well as studying Gateway unit standards at Level 2 and 3. Students are selected by interviews.

Some industries within the programme are:

Administration, Animal Care, Building & Construction, Education (incl ECE), Engineering, Hairdressing (incl Beauty Therapy), Hospitality, Media, Motor Industries, Plumbing, Retail/Customer Service, Road Transport, Sport & Recreation, Tourism, Other industries.

At the end of the Gateway Programme, our students often gain part time work and/or apprenticeships.
Gateway is also looking for companies who are keen to develop young people within their industries and are able to provide work experience.

We would love to hear from you.

“Seek the path that is right for you – Rapua te ara tika moou ake”