Careers News - 20/06/2018

Sort It Expo 2018

On the 17th of May our Year 10 - 13 students took some time out to investigate what careers are available in a wide range of industries. Stallholders ranged from Driver training to Medicine to Game Developing to Pilots. Students participated in activities to do with their chosen field and were able to speak with representatives from local companies and training institutions. It was great to see many who were confident to ask questions and make useful contacts for their futures. One student has even obtained work experience! Well done LAC.



BCITO -Building Tour 2018

Jade Wright, Rebekah Mudford, Daniel McBride, Campbell Sowry and John Medland and I went on the annual BCITO Big Expedition on 30th May 2018. Donning our hard hats and high-viz vests, we boarded a bus at Bunnings (who later provided us with an amazing lunch) and visited local building sites. This included: Concrete Structures, who are building the footbridge over the Manawatu River, Metro Glass, Isles Construction (at Cornerstone School) and Colspec Construction (Massey Aviation School).  A great day was had by all.



Mrs Cathy Mancer

Careers Notices
University Presentations at LAC

Congratulations to the many students who have attended the University presentations at LAC so far this year. I've been really impressed with your pro-active attitude and the questions that you have been asking. Term 3 we will have a visit from Victoria University, Wellington. I will keep you posted about the date.

Now is the time to start applying for scholarships. The advice around town is to apply for as many as you can, that apply to you.  Check out the Uni websites for scholarship information.  Here are some additional ones that you might like to apply for.

(Y12-13 students - you don't have to be straight-A students but have passion & determination and want to make a positive difference)
Start 2 July Ends 13 August
KEYSTONE TRUST (Construction Industry)
Start 1 June End 24 August
Career Appointments - Mrs Mancer
All year 13 students have now attended Career Interviews with Mrs Mancer. Year 12 students will be next - so if Y12 students can check their emails regularly for information on this. Career Appointments are a great opportunity to look at your goals and make some choices about tertiary study or apprenticeships in the future.
Driving Lessons

As a school, we are encouraging the students to get their Learners drivers licence as soon as they turn 16. The process of getting to a Full licence is usually a matter of 2 years in time and $338.20 in fees, not including driving lessons which range from $60-$70 each.  So we understand this is a drawn-out process. If you are an AA member, you are eligible for 3 free driving lessons and these can be used by a student in your family.  Whether you are a parent, uncle, auntie, brother, sister or grandparent.  Make the most of this free offer and book today or see the links below for more information.
Mrs Mancer has business cards for other local driving instructors who are already involved in teaching our students.
Careers Events
Drugs. Alcohol. You. 14 August, 10 am at LAC Chapel

As part of the Work Ready Passport, LAC is hosting an event for Year 11-13 students with guest speakers: Sgt Ian Pigott, Levin Police and Mr Andrus Lei, General Manager Bidfood. We hope to raise awareness of the expectations of young people entering the workforce around being substance-free. Parents are welcome to attend.
Holden 'Street Smart' Driving Programme - Mon 9 July
Holden Street Smart is a programme that equips young Kiwis with the tools needed to safely drive our roads, be well prepared and confident. 
Holden Street Smart is a one-day event providing young drivers and their parents/caregivers the opportunity to undertake supervised driving practice. There is a focus on developing good decision-making strategies for safe driving, including assessing themselves, reading the road environment, resisting peer pressure, managing or eliminating distractions and planning ahead.

'Street Smart' is a hands-on experience where you will fine tune specific driving skills such as:

  • How to avoid a head-on crash
  • Emergency Braking
  • Safe following distances
Holden Street Smart will be delivering its programme throughout these July School Holidays at the following venues:
Manfield Park, Feilding
Mon 9 July
COST:  only $49
To register or for more information go to


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