We encourage students from all levels of the College to explore Career options and access information. The office is open to students before school, interval, lunchtimes and after school for general enquiries. Students can make an appointment to see our careers staff by calling in at these times and parents are most welcome to make an appointment by phoning or emailing.
Contact details: Phone: 09 425 8039 ext 714 Fax: 09 425 7275 Email click beside name
Recent international studies have stressed the importance of good careers guidance. These independent studies, commissioned by the OECD, the World Bank and the European Union, all reached similar conclusions: good careers guidance improves economic efficiency, sustainable employment, lifelong learning and social cohesion. The reports all stressed the need for careers guidance to be available to everyone throughout their lifetime and they highlighted the potential for new technology to assist in that regard.
In NZ we already have a number of websites that make use of technology to make this advice and guidance accessible to all ages: KiwiCareers, CareerQuest, and CareerPoint. Each of these is accessible through www.careers.govt.nz The toll free number for CareerPoint is 0800 222 733.
Good careers advice for teenagers, however, starts in the home and at school. At Mahurangi College, Mrs Newlove, Year 13 Dean, heads up the careers guidance programmes, supported by Assistant Careers Advisor and Year 12/13 Academic Coordinator Mrs N Newson, Careers Admin Mrs Bartlett, and by the Assistant Principals, Mr Vaughan and Mrs C Johnston and Year 11 Academic Coordinator Ms S Lockyer. The Year 9/10 Academic Coordinator, Mrs C Campbell, is also available through the Careers Office.
Good careers guidance assists students in making sensible subject choices for future years. It is very motivational for students to achieve well at school to gain access to the various tertiary courses or vocational career options they wish to pursue. Most important is that individual student's aptitudes and preferences are matched with the career options relevant to that student.