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Career Education

The Careers Department web pages offer access to a range of information, via links to the web pages of universities, TAFE Colleges, other education and training providers and government and private agencies. The website also has a Careers News section, where you can find details on a range of events, activities and competitions for young people, to assist your investigations into future study, training and employment options. Follow the links in the left column to locate the various Careers web pages.

What is Career Education?

Career education assists students to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills which will help them to make informed decisions about their options in terms of school and post-school education, employment and training.

Why do students need Career Education?
  • The world of work is complex and dynamic.
  • The workplace environment has changed dramatically in the past few decades and rapid change is likely to remain a feature of the world of work.
  • Workers need not only technical and/or professional skills and competencies, but also require well-developed personal and social skills.
  • Technological changes demand that workers must either learn new skills or change occupations in order to remain competitive in the modern workplace.
  • Today's students can expect to have at least one significant career change and several company changes during their working lives. They may perhaps be involved in jobs or careers that do not yet exist.
  • Flexible and transferable skills are valued highly.
  • The concept of lifelong learning is important. Workers are required to refresh their knowledge and skills and often to acquire a base of new knowledge and skills in order to operate in the contemporary workplace and in the dynamic workplace of the future.

Careers Room

The Careers Room has the following items and information available for student access:

  • The Job Guide
  • University & TAFE information booklets
  • Course brochures
  • Electronic resources: on-line materials and CD Roms
  • Information on Scholarship Programs
  • Information on Open Days and Careers Events
  • Career and Occupational Profiles
  • Information about Student Exchange Programs

Students are welcome to visit the Careers Room before school and at lunch times.  Many items from the Careers Room are available for borrowing on overnight loan.

Students seeking to make specific enquiries should arrange an interview with the Careers Adviser.

NOTE: The information available on the MBC Careers Department web pages and the information held in the Careers Room is based on details provided by various educational and private organisations. It is made available to inform MBC students and their parents of a range of resources relevant to further education, training and employment pathways. For further details, students should contact the relevant organisations. The College recommends that parents and students make direct, personal enquiries to the relevant organisation or provider, in order to ascertain the suitability of any particular program or activity for their interests and needs.

Careers News

A news section is compiled from information provided by a range of organisations, educational institutions and training providers. For full details, students and parents are advised to contact the relevant party/parties referred to in particular items.

Students and parents are encouraged to access a range of resources, attend Open Days and other events, utilise the MBC Careers Room resources and to contact the relevant organisations to make specific enquiries as to the suitability of any program for an individual student's interests and needs.

To access this section, click here.

Mrs Cherie Vega
Head of Careers 
vegac@mbc.qld.edu.au
Phone (07) 3249 9333

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