Making the most of subject choice and preparing for the future
Schools develop subject knowledge, skills and attributes that help you with your work and life.
The following people, steps and tasks will assist you making better decisions and preparing for leaving school
WHO CAN HELP
Talk to people with whom you feel comfortable and who have an interest in your future.
Discuss with them your skills, interests, what is important and record ideas.
Teachers, School career adviser, Gateway Co-ordinator
Employers, Church or community group leaders
People working in your jobs of interest
Student advisers/liaison officers from training and study providers
Start thinking about what you want.
Consider your interests, skills and what is important to you.
Now consider opportunities, know what options exist, test your ideas and find information.
Job Information online
Choosing School Subjects
Finding and comparing courses
Test your ideas
Try voluntary work, contact the volunteeringnorthland
Do some part-time work in your area of interest
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Reflect and add to your ideas over time
You may want to create a pros and cons list for each idea
Rate your ideas from 0 no interest in the idea to 10 love the idea
Keep talking to people and remember you are allowed to change your mind.
Deciding and taking action is important.
Choosing a course
Costs, feesfree and financial support
Leaving school with no qualifications
If you are thinking about leaving school with no qualifications, this information will be helpful
Other resources from Careers NZ that may help:
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Write down your next steps
Discuss your next steps with people that can help
Review your actions on a weekly basis
Celebrate success and talk to support people if you get stuck