Careers Corner with Neil Holmes
Neil Holmes from St Ives High School gave Stay in the Loop with Lucy an interview on Careers advice - where to look, when the program starts in high school and how you can discover what you enjoy doing that could potentially turn into a career.
Neil had some wonderful advice on further education of all levels. This interview in itself is well worth a listen therefore I have made it into a standalone podcast which you can access here and will continue to do so for any interviews we have on this subject.
Neil designed a career website which has up to date information on courses, processes, work experience links - pretty much everything you could need to know from what I could tell when I visited the site! It is a great website to browse and allow it to support you as you consider all your options.
Don't discount happenstance
St John's Ambulance - link to... details on how to volunteer and what they do
Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation are co partners in the Take Kare project in partnership with the NSW government, City of Sydney and the Salvation Army
Take Kare from the Salvation Army Sydney - details on how to volunteer and other projects they run.
Career Advice NSW - Neil's Career Advice NSW website offers advice to High School students in NSW to assist with career planning, pathways and study options.
My Future - myfuture is Australia's free online career information service created to assist planning, career pathways and work transitions
The Job Guide - The Job Guide provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations, and their education and training pathways. It also gives useful information about how to work out what occupations suit you best, based on your interests and abilities.
As always music care of Glorious Music.
Groove Your Foundations
Dance Album 2
Sting and closing music
Tango with Truth
Dance Album 3
It was a pleasure to have Oliver and Alexandra Moor in the studio with me. They both do an extraordinary number of volunteer hours but both highlighted the importance of being aware of their own need for self care in order to offer that support to other.
It is an interview that is scattered throughout the show.
Alexandra has a palpable connection with nurturing people and wants to be hands on on when she works full time - to that end she is looking closely at being able to study medicine in one form or another. She won Cadet of the Year for St John's Ambulance as well as completing her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and being actively involved in some of the fundraising initiatives at her school. None of that means she considers herself more generous or worthy of attention than another, it is simply what she does and loves to do. A very inspiring young woman.
Oliver has a sense of how things should be structured and run that I suspect will have our corporations running extremely smoothly when he completes his hoped for engineering degree. He never looses sight of life being about people but there is an understanding about himself from all his voluntary work that sees his contribution in life will be better suited to running business and finding systems that support people. A wise head on mature shoulders. Oliver also does an extraordinary number of volunteering hours for St John's Ambulance and recently won Ku-ring-gai Young Citizen of the Year.
Next interview was with Mitchell Evans the Sydney Streetlevel Mission Leader which is an initiative from the Salvation Army. He shared with us the work they are doing with vulnerable people in Sydney's CBD. One of the things that struck me during the interview was how he shared the equalness he feels about the people they are working with.
Mitchell shared how much of the mission is run with corporate volunteers as well as support form the general public.
One of the initiatives I was most interested in was the TAKE KARE project.
Every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm - 4am they operate a Safe Space, located next to Town Hall, where young people can rest their feet, wait for friends, sober up and charge their phone. They also have teams of Take Kare Ambassadors who walk the streets of the the CBD looking to provide support to vulnerable young people and help them get home safely.
The program has been funded by City of Sydney and NSW Government for a 3 month trial based in George St. Once the trial has been evaluated they are hoping to secure long term funding for an expanded service which would include a presence in Kings Cross.
They welcome volunteers for this service.
With Thanks to:
As my show develops I too develop and I have realised I would like a thanks to section. The people who offer their time to have these interviews with me are busy and create space in their days to suuport the work that I am doing. This week:
Neil Holmes from St Ives High School and Oliver and Alexander Moor in the studio with me today, talking about careers and work experience.
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.