WHERE TO NEXT: College captains Angel Tia and Matthew Cook, and prefect Will Gillespie.
WHERE TO NEXT: College captains Angel Tia and Matthew Cook, and prefect Will Gillespie.

College to host info session for seniors

AS THE year continues to fly by, many seniors (and parents of seniors) are beginning to contemplate what the future will hold.

For those considering further education at university or TAFE, Our Lady of the Southern Cross College can help.

On Wednesday night, the College will play host to the University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland and TAFE Queensland for the Where 2 Next Parent Information Evening.

The information session will be held from 5.30pm in the Performing Arts Centre, and will provide a unique opportunity for parents and students together to hear from representatives of the institutions.

OLSCC Careers Coordinator Libby Baxter said the session would provide a unique opportunity for parents to talk to the representatives about topics relevant to their children living in a regional area.

“It will help them to gain a clearer understanding of the career pathways and opportunities available to the students whether it be going to university or gaining a trade qualification,” she said.

“You don’t see this type of event happening where representatives from these institutions gather on the one day in the one regional location for the benefit of the whole community and surrounding areas.

“When I asked the representatives if they would stay on for an evening event, not one hesitated to say yes which speaks volumes of the commitment these learning institutions have to our town and the students in a regional area.”

The parents will be provided with information outside of academic areas such as transitioning to further studies, scholarships available, accommodation and bridging courses.

University of Southern Queensland Vice Chancellor and President Professor Jan Thomas said the event aims to inform students and their families about the breadth of career and study options available to them.

“The transition from high school to university can be a big step,” Professor Thomas said.

“We want to make sure that they are not scared of higher education. Universities are places where people are welcomed and supported as they continue on as adult learners.

“University study is a rewarding and enriching experience, and we are committed to supporting students as they make the transition to higher education.”

The Where 2 Next Parent Information Evening is a free event open to all community members.

RSVP to the college office by June 21.

Light refreshments will be provided.


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