Inspiring students on what to do with their future

Collie Senior High School students involved in workshop visited Roche Park and several other locations to learn about the different careers within the shire.
Collie Senior High School students involved in workshop visited Roche Park and several other locations to learn about the different careers within the shire.

The Shire of Collie recently hosted The Smith Family Work Inspiration workshop, which gave Collie Senior High School students an idea of future career options in their home town. 

Several students from year 9 – 11 participated in the three day workshop. 

The Smith Family Learning for Life program coordinator Diane Blount said the workshop provided students with opportunities to experience the workforce. 

“It’s one of our Learning for Life programs that we do, we offer it to any child, not just specific to a child on the financially disadvantaged side of things, so it’s open to any student who wants to participate,” she said. 

“What we really wanted to do is just expose them to different career roles that are out there and start thinking about different opportunities that are out there.”

Shire of Collie director of corporate services Alison Fergie said the shire supports education. 

“The shire has an education advisory committee and we are committed to supporting education in Collie and career education,” she said. 

“It’s a good opportunity for the students to see a variety of jobs that are available in the shire. I think they’re generally unaware of the range of tasks the shire performs and the range of career options in their own town.”