Year 10 student Adam has had the opportunity this year to participate in the Year 10 Workplace Learning program. This is an elective available to students in Semester 1 and 2. It provides students with the chance to spend time with a host employer and gain direct industry experience.
Adam has a significant interest in learning about conservation and land management. Part of his career exploration is to learn about careers linked to firefighting and the management of bushfires. He has enjoyed a placement with the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions – Parks and Wildlife Service in Collie, where he has learnt on-the-job skills linked to:
- Hazardous tree management,
- Burn boundary preparation,
- and Recreational site management.
Adam received very positive feedback from a Crew Leader after being shown and briefed on a task – “He went straight into the bush, got on with the job and got it correct.” Adam is now focusing on accessing skills and training that will assist him in working in this industry in the future.
Our Lady of Mercy College would like to thank the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions – Parks and Wildlife Service for supporting Adam in learning about careers in his area of interest.
Please contact the Career Services Team if you would like to learn more about the College’s Workplace Learning programs available for students in Years 10, 11 and 12.