Matty Lawrance, Glenn Ryan-Mason, Hayden Dipplesman and Luke Brigg working hard at the Southern Downs Employment Services.
Matty Lawrance, Glenn Ryan-Mason, Hayden Dipplesman and Luke Brigg working hard at the Southern Downs Employment Services.

Students get a good look at future career prospects

STUDENTS from Warwick State High School Mount Gordon Flexi-Campus have had their skills assessed to determine which jobs and careers they might pursue when they finish school.

For the past three weeks the students have made the trip to the Southern Downs Employment Services centre.

The centre's co-ordinator, Lynda Hemmings, and Ros Flood have helped the boys with skills analysis and explained the reasons behind working.

Next on the agenda is setting goals and the writing of resumes.

Student Clayton Fox said he would like to be a boilermaker.

"I would build a truck and put all my tools in the back and drive around to the farms helping people," he said.

"My uncle is a welder and I spend a lot of time helping him."

Student Matty Lawrance would like to follow in the footsteps of his dad.

"I would join the military," he said.

The students showed how much they appreciated the help from Ms Hemmings and Ms Flood by building them a seat.

"Their teacher, Mark Fowler, asked me if there was anything we needed," Ms Hemmings said.

"I said we could use some benches for our garden.

"They made one and carried it all the way up here."

Ms Hemmings said they were working on a program for the support unit at Warwick State High School.



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