At Westland High School, we consider that it is important that all students have an opportunity to achieve success. Part of the process that leads to students experiencing success is in the careful consideration and discussion of which courses are appropriate for them. To help them in their decision making students are given the opportunity to attend careers expos, speak with visiting University liaison's and participate in a wide range of industry experience.
Upcoming careers events will be posted regularly on this page. If you would like any further information you can have a look at the careers noticeboard or speak to the careers coordinator, Mrs. Simpson.
Westland Milk Products is one of the largest employers on the West Coast. They employ more than 330 staff across their offices and production facilities, including their head office in Hokitika and state of the art newly built warehouse and office facilities in Rolleston, Christchurch.
Westland Milk Products has established a new scholarship fund which recognises the hardships faced by many families in the West Coast and Canterbury communities. These scholarships acknowledge the value in continuing education beyond school and the importance of contributing toward the development of a skilled and trained local workforce.
We offer two cadetship positions each year for school leavers who reside in the West Coast region. The programme is intended to ensure that the company has suitably qualified staff to enable it to meet future challenges for the organisation.
For more information on any of these opportunities visit the Westland Milk Products website http://www.westland.co.nz/careers
There is a $1000 scholarship available for a Westland High School student who will be studying at Tai Poutini next year.
The following courses are available: Culinary Arts, NZ Diploma in Business, Hair, Beauty and Grooming, Carpentry, Jade and Hard Stone Carving, Nanny Education, Civil, Quarrying and Mining, Ecotourism, Audio Engineering, Music Event Management, Foundation Sound & Music, Business Administration, Automotive and Engineering, ICT Level 4, Hospitality and Tourism, Non-Hydrocarbon Drilling, Ski Patrol, Live Sound, Contemporary Music, Pre-Health Science, Outdoor Education
If you are interested in applying you will need to download the following forms:
If you have any questions please speak to Mrs Simpson. Applications close October 31st.
10 x $500 accommodation scholarships are available. Applications for accommodation at University Hall are due 1st October. They are also open to all tertiary students and not just UC students.
Those interested in a career in collision repairs can watch an informative video on YouTube
The University of Canterbury has Scholarships for those who have obtained NCEA Level 2 and/or Level 3 with endorsements of Merit or Excellence. They are guaranteed to receive a scholarship (of up to $3,000 cash) . Students currently in Year 12 have an opportunity to use their NCEA Level 2 results to secure a scholarship and preferential entry to the University of Canterbury, providing they maintain or improve their academic performance in Year 13 and go on to gain University Entrance. There are also Emerging Leaders’ Scholarships (100 scholarships of $5,000 towards tuition fees plus a leadership programme). All Head Students who achieve at least Merit at level 2 can now apply for an award, there are 40 available.
Law Scholarships of $500 and $1000 are also open.
For more information visit www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships
Every year, AMP awards over $200k in scholarships to talented and passionate Kiwis - of all age groups and walks of life. For more information visit www.doyourthing.co.nz/scholarships/choose-your-scholarships/
Careers Services NZ has put together a small resource for students and parents around subject choice and other useful resources on their website www2.careers.govt.nz/education-and-training/still-at-school/choosing-school-subjects/
Queenstown Resort College is now offering scholarships. For more information visit their website www.queenstownresortcollege.com
Massey University’s College of Creative Arts is visiting Christchurch, Thursday 16 August. For more information contact Rebecca Davidson, Student Recruitment Adviser on 04 801 5799 extn 6655
Solid Energy will be presenting information on 31 July to 2 August about the opportunities for apprenticeships in Heavy Diesel, Auto Electrical and Boiler makers / Welders. They interview for apprentices in October. Interested senior students should see Mrs Simpson.
Whether you’re considering study in 2013 or 2014, the University of Canterbury invites prospective students and their parents to attend our information evening. Talk to our staff and find out everything you need to know about life and study at UC – scholarships, accommodation, course advice and much more. Wednesday 8 August, 6pm – 7.30pm, Kingsgate Hotel, 32 Mawhera Quay, Greymouth www.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison
A careers expo will be held at Greymouth High School on Thursday 2 August. Senior students are invited to attend. $5 per student, departing Westland High School at 8.50am and returning for period 3. Students should see Mrs Simpson for permission forms as soon as possible.
BreakOut gives information on scholarships and grants. It is available at the Westland District Council library. There is a PowerPoint with more information available here.
August 8th is your chance to experience a day in the life of a student at Tai Poutini. Students from Years 11, 12 and 13 have the opportunity to attend. The group will be departing Westland High School at 8.45am and returning from Greymouth at 1pm. Lunch is provided.
10 places are available to learn more about the following programmes: Nanny Education, Pre Health and Science, Business Administration, ICT, Ecotourism, Jade and Hard Stone Carving, Carpentry, Automotive and Engineering, Digger School, Hospitality and Customer Service, Culinary Arts (Cheffing). First come, first serve basis.
If you are interested in taking part as a student for a day, fill out both of the forms below and return them to Mrs. Simpson by July 27th.
A 16 day cultural and walking adventure to Everest region of Nepal in April school holidays 2013. For students aged 15 and over. Visit www.youthtoeverest.co.nz
The Pacific International Hotel Management School based in Palmerston North holds Careers Weeks in the October holidays. Visit www.pihms.ac.nz
Airforce Challenge will now be held on the 1-5 October. Students have the opportunity to spend 5 days at the air force base at Ohakea.
Visit www.defencecareers.mil.nz for more information.
Guest speaker Nick Williams from the Pacific International Hotel Management School (P.I.H.M.S) will be in the school Monday 11 June at 9 am in Room 5 for interested senior students.
ESITO is offering students who are 16 years or older the chance to experience the electricity supply industry firsthand during the July school holidays. Students will spend up to five days taking part in a range of hands-on activities like working at heights, using tools in a workshop and site visits to electricity supply companies. All safety gear is provided and every student will be given a free pair of safety work boots, which they get to keep.
Audition dates 1 - 5 October
NASDA - National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art
Audition dates 21 -23 September in Christchurch
Contact CPIT on 0800 24 24 76 or
Studyit is a online support site developed and managed by CWA New Media, a business unit of Learning Media. They offer study support in NCEA Maths, English and Science.
Visit their website: www.studyit.org.nz
The Coca Cola Careers Expo is on in Christchurch 13-15 May. We recommend the Sunday session for interested families.
Visit www.careers-expo.co.nz/expo/christchurch-2012/ for more information.
Later in the year a Careers trip to the tertiary institutions will be organised.
StudyLink will be here Tuesday June 12 period 2 in Room 11 with Ms Hutt's English class. All Year 13s are welcome to attend.
A liaison from Natcoll Design School will be visiting on Monday July 30 at 11.20am in Room 21 (the Art room) with Ms Campbell and her senior art students. Any other students who would like to attend should contact Mrs. Simpson to book.
The Otago University liaison office will be visiting the school on May 30 at 9am in Room 11.
Visit this link to view the University newsletter: www.otago.ac.nz/news/otagoconnection/
University of Canterbury brochures are now available online.