National Careers Week 2022

The Skills and Jobs Centre is excited to be supporting National Careers Week 2022. Come and see our friendly staff at our Skills and Jobs Centre to find out more about your career options or join one of the workshops held across the country.

We’re celebrating careers, career development, career development services, and career development practitioners from 16th – 20th May for National Careers Week, an initiative of the Career Industry Council of Australia.

Career development is a process of managing learning, work and leisure to progress through life. It includes gaining and using the skills and knowledge needed to plan and make informed decisions about education, training and work. Everyday decisions and priorities affect career development. Ultimately, career development is about much more than jobs – it is about how to live your life.

National Careers Week aims to:

  • Develop community awareness of the concept, benefit, and value of career development.
  • Raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes, and broaden horizons about careers.
  • Highlight the need for ongoing reskilling and upskilling to support careers throughout life.
  • Identify the changing nature of work and its impact on all Australians.
  • Showcase industries and the career opportunities available in them.
  • Provide opportunities to partner with key stakeholders.

Career. It’s more than just a job.

Join a National Careers Week event!

Check out the National Careers Week 2022 events page for a number of great online workshops.

Join a local Careers Week event!

MONDAY 16 MAY

Free Sausage Sizzle | Time: 12:00-1:30pm | Location: 193/197-205 Timor Street, WARRNAMBOOL.

Come along to the South West Skills and Jobs Centre from 12pm onwards and grab yourself a free sausage to kick start CAREERS WEEK! A perfect opportunity to start thinking about your future pathways and ask our team questions on how to get there!

TUESDAY 17 MAY

Meet the Team | Time: 10am-3:30pm | Location: HAMILTON

The Skills and Jobs Team will be venturing to Hamilton to have a chat with the local community! Come and see us at The Hub, Gray Street Hamilton to get the conversation started about your career pathway and how we can assist you for free!

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY

Meet the Team | Time: 10am-3:30pm | Location: PORTLAND

If you are heading out to Woolworths Portland, Percy Street Portland to grab your supplies, make sure you pop past and say hello to our Skills and Jobs Centre team! We are excited to hear about your future plans and help you find out which path is the best for you!

THURSDAY 19 MAY

Meet the Team | Time: 10am-3:20pm | Location: COLAC

Skills and Jobs Centre will be coming to the streets of Colac to chat to you about career pathways and the steps on how to get there! You can find us on Murray Street, Colac.

CRAFT YOUR CAREER WORKSHOP

Time: 11am, Wednesday-Thursday | Location: ONLINE

Time: 2:00pm, Wednesday-Thursday | Location: Face to Face

Our Craft Your Career Workshop is focused on defining a successful career pathway! We believe there is no right or wrong pathway and each pathway can be tailored to the your personal wants and needs!
Your current career might be at a standstill, or you may be uninspired by your current job. Maybe you just haven’t found where your skills are best applied. Our workshop is a  better ways to great way to narrow down the choices and move closer to making a decision. Join our Craft your Career Workshop during Careers Week to identify your strengths, find out what really motivates you and create a plan to discover your career passions and pathways!

Please visit the link below to register:

https://www.swskillsandjobscentre.com.au/workshops-and-events/

What they’re saying

I highly recommend the Skills and Jobs Centre. The staff provided me with support transitioning from VCE into the workforce. They went above and beyond assisting me to update my resume, complete job applications and provide interview skills. I wouldn’t be where I am in the workforce without the help from the Skills and Jobs Centre.

AshaAge 18, Transitioning from VCE

After taking time to care for my young family, I thought I wanted to study. After a chat to the careers coach I realised I had an opportunity to return to my previous career of 15 years. Their career guidance in setting me up with a strong application gave me the confidence. I’m now working 28 hours a week and I’m really happy.

KristiReturning to the workforce

At 64 years of age, it was all very daunting. I was so thankful I could pick up the phone or call into the centre any time. I had been a dairy farmer with my husband for 20+ years and I’d never written myself a resume or cover letter. I had also never needed to apply for online checks or sit an interview. With the help of a careers coach, I now work in a role I’m passionate about.

MerleAge 64, career change

With my job of 20+ years made redundant I was fortunate to meet up with a careers coach from the Skills and Jobs Centre. I received great assurance, current advice and support to develop the tools required to gain further employment. And I did! Their support was invaluable for me.

Former Fonterra WorkerSupport after redundancy

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