Our mission is to help our students identify and fulfill their career goals. We are available to students throughout their college experience to help them to understand who they are, and the opportunities they may have by providing comprehensive resources, programmes and counselling on career choice, employment, apprenticeships and tertiary institutes.
We educate and support students on how to make sound careers decisions and attain their life goals.
Students can find out about visits, open day events or similar opportunities as well as important application deadlines in the daily notices or on the Careers HowickNet page.
Throughout the school year, we organise various events and opportunities for students to find out about their options and help to transition to life after high school:
- Exchange Expo - an opportunity to find out about various overseas exchange experiences
- Careers Night - representatives from tertiary institutes and various industries are available to chat to and answer any questions you may have. Parents/caregivers are welcome to attend with their child.
- Pathways - provide valuable work experience and Unit Standard credits relevant to employment. Topics range from CVs to job interview skills, site safety and more.
- STAR Courses - government-funded short courses available to Senior students that give a taste of a future career eg: baking, travel, engineering. Students can gain credits towards their NCEA.
- Gateway - offers work placements to broaden the range of job options and students can gain credits towards NCEA.
We also frequently arrange for representatives from Universities, tertiary institutes, defence force and other institutes to visit so our students can find out more about their options.
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The Careers Centre has a wealth of information available to students and a dedicated team of staff who can answer questions and offer advice on how to make your career choice. It is never too early, or too late, to consider your career options as you need to ensure your subject choices reflect your goals. A great place to start working out what you want to do is by taking a few minutes to take the Career Quest.
Students can make an appointment to speak to the careers team, or you are welcome to drop in to the Careers Centre during interval or lunch: they are located in H Block.
To make an appointment, you can either visit the Careers Centre or email:
Ms van Daatselaar - Mary.vanDaatselaar@howick.school.nz
Ms Lu Mathews-Ward - Luen.Matthews-Ward@howick.school.nz