Industry Experience Program
The workplace in the 21st century is changing rapidly. You'll need to be adaptable, resilient, multi-skilled and prepared to switch jobs and careers as industry and technology changes. Employers want different skills like entrepreneurship, creativity, digital literacy, critical thinking and presentation skills.
So what does that mean for you?
It means you need to be ready and skilled for careers and jobs that may not have even been created yet.
The IEP Program is unique to Bradfield Senior College and is one of the keys that makes Bradfield HSC different to all other schools. All students at Bradfield complete the industry experience program as part of their Year 11 HSC program.
We've designed the industry experience program to help you find your personal strengths and skills and develop new skills to prepare you for employment and further study. In the past two years, Bradfield students have been working on real-world projects as part of Destination NSW's Vivid Ideas festival. In 2018, be part of The New Creatives: 'Hidden in Plain View' event where you will apply for a project role such as writer, artist, designer, performer, event manager etc. and be part of the overall team that stages this public exhibition.
Prepare for the commercial world in our unique program that makes you work ready. For one day per week, Friday, you will cover:
- Career goal planning
- Interpersonal skills including conflict resolution, resilience and positive thinking
- Employability skills
- Resume building and mock job interview experience
- Individual, group and peer mentoring
- Up to 70 hours of real industry experience
You'll start to build your portfolio and develop skills for further study and employment. You'll learn about career opportunities in creative and other fields and develop self-confidence and be prepared for the real-world.
There are 3 parts to IEP:
- The New Creatives: 'Hidden in Plain View' event
- The Connect program
- Your work placement
The New Creatives: 'Hidden in Plain View' event:
The New Creatives - 'Hidden in Plain View' event will reveal Sydney’s hidden stories and secrets featuring works in film, photography, social media, art and design, performance in dance, music and drama and community storytelling. Based on the book Hidden in Plain View by Paul Irish, you will uncover new creative talent from school students across Sydney as part of an innovative approach to senior secondary education.
The event will be the culmination of a 17 week project and an ambitious educational project to provide you with skills essential for the future. This event will link you with the community and aspires to generate empathy and confidence. You will build relationships with aged-care residents, with the land, with industry professionals and with your own future.
The Connect Program:
From day 1 you'll be placed in a Connect group with a teacher mentor. Your teacher mentor will support you through your time at Bradfield.
- work with you to develop and monitor your goals and aspirations
- discuss your academic progress and strategies for success
- support your personal welfare
- help you through learning challenges
At the end of Term 1, during the project week, you'll complete a 15-20 minute Viva Voce with your Connect teacher. You'll present on the progress of your first term at Bradfield.
Fridays are set aside for the program and it is the time to make, creative and be creative. From week 7 in Term 2, you'll be in a work placement each Friday. You are encouraged to start thinking about what industry area you'd like to work in. Find an industry that you aspire to work in and your Connect teacher and the Student Development Unit will help you contact possible employers. To better prepare you for the future, work placement is compulsory. You will gain confidence, skills, and contacts. Through the program, our students learn to build exemplary resumes which they use to get future careers.
What you'll get out of IEP:
When you complete all the required work, you'll be awarded the following qualifications:
- TAFE Certificate III Career Advancement
- TAFE Certificate I Information and Digital Media Technology
- 2 units HSC Work Studies
- Discover your preferred industry area
- Learn how to search for and achieve a work placement (job)
- Learn how to apply for a job
- Learn how to interview for a job
- Learn to work collaboratively
- Work on a project with a deliverable outcome for a "real" client, with a "real" brief
- Career Options
- Work health and safety