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Welcome to the Wellington College Career and Transition page. Our team are only to happy to help you navigate your Career development pathway. Come into the Career Centre any time and one of our staff can guide you in the right direction. You can pick up information as you pass by the career corridor also. Check out the Career calendar for opportunities for you to get involved in.

To discuss your interests, subject choices, talents and career aspirations, you need to make an appointment with Mrs Greenstreet. Click on the book now logo to the left. The Career centre is located next to the Deans' Office Level 1 of the Tower block. Please ensure that you are not missing any exams, assessments or important lessons when you make an appointment time. Parents are welcome to attend . Priority goes to Year 13's. Year 9-12 students must come outside class times, interval and lunchtimes unless by special arrangement. Please contact t.greenstreet@wc.school.nz or 8022 536 if you have other queries.

Please 'like" us on Facebook. Check out 'Well Coll Careers' Regular updates are posted daily on career events, potential jobs, and links to Career information to get you critically thinking about your pathways can be found there.

Career central is our new online Career Management system.

Our Career and Transition team

Transition Manager/ Gateway Co-ordinator Mrs D Hall

Transition & STAR Co-ordinator Mrs F Forrest

Transition and STAR Co-ordinator Mrs A Sims

BreWCafe Manager Mr A Maglaque

Teacher in Charge Construction /Pathways Mr G Cowie

Teacher in Charge of Retail/Hospitality Mrs T Greenstreet

HOD Tourism Mr M Ellett

TIC Year 12 Tourism Mr P Smith

HOD Careers & Transition /TIC Gateway Mrs T Greenstreet

Mrs Tia Greenstreet HOD Careers

Mr Mike Ellett HOD Tourism

Mr Pat Smith Tourism

Mr Graeme Cowie TIC Construction

Mrs Fran Forrest STAR/Transition

Mrs Dawn Hall Gateway

Mrs Anna Sims Transition/STAR

Mr Tony Maglaque BrewCafe

Career Development at Wellington College

This year the emphasis will be on developing the 3 career management competencies:

Developing self awareness

Competencies that enable young people to understand themselves and the influences on them.

Personality typing

Strengths and weakness

Goal setting

Tracking results

Informational interviewing

Employability skills

Exploring opportunities

Competencies that enable young people to investigate opportunities in learning and work, and relate them to themselves.

Job search

Career research

Work experience / shadowing

Tertiary open days

University updates

Deciding and acting

Competencies that enable young people to make and adjust their plans, to manage change and transition, and to take appropriate action.

Application forms

Meeting deadlines

Accommodation options

Scholarship and fees talks

Budgeting

Transport/ License

Choosing subjects/options

  • One on one interviews for all Year 13's as a priority
  • One on one interviews for all other students by appointment
  • Scholarships – lunchtime workshops, and assistance with application forms and references
  • Pathways planning – via PCT, workshops and one on one
  • Assistance with option choices for the following year
  • Māori and Pacific Island Career information
  • Gateway – a work-based learning programme for Year 12/13 students
  • Opportunities for students to attend “Student for a Day” and “Taster days” at tertiary institutes/organisations
  • Weekly guest speakers covering pathway opportunities and tertiary requirements
  • Help with writing C.V.s and seeking part time work opportunities
  • Visits from liaison staff of tertiary institutes to help students with applications and course planning
  • Full and part-time job vacancies advertised in the department and online
  • Assistance with interview skills
  • Information on Gap year and exchange opportunities
  • Trade academy opportunities via Weltec and Whitireia in Construction, Automotive, Social and Community and Services with pastoral support
  • Pathways support particularly in Tourism, Hospitality and Construction
  • Accommodation information
  • Work readiness and employment skills
  • Barista through the on-site Brew Cafe