Setting up students for a bright future

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SUPPORTING pathways to university, TAFE and industry is a main focus at Claremont College.

The college provides quality teaching focusing on TCE attainment, VET certification and maximising university entrance opportunities – all taking place in a modern picturesque campus with industry standard facilities.

Claremont College principal William Jarvis said every student at Claremont College had the opportunity to excel and contribute positively to the school and wider community.

“We have a UTAS uniHUB situated right here on the college campus,” he said.

“This new college-university partnership allows Claremont College students a unique opportunity to access the University of Tasmania.

“Students can now drop into the uniHUB on the college campus to get advice and assistance in relation to pathways to university study, as well as study support and advice.”

Taster sessions run by the HUB assist students to map out future options and, in recent weeks, have included sessions on health and paramedics, law and science.

‘Food 4 Thought’ sessions discuss university life and options.

Students meet in the uniHub over free morning tea and learn that university entrance is available to most students.

There are sessions which answer questions about student services and support available at the University of Tasmania, such as scholarships, accommodation options and study assistance.

Mr Jarvis said visits to the university campus had allowed the students to talk to UTAS student ambassadors, undertake a lecture and experience campus life while viewing facilities firsthand.

“Students can study a full range of level three and four university entrance courses,” he said.

“Our dedicated tutorial program and study support will help them to attain high university entrance scores.”

Claremont College offers courses that put students in a strong position to gain an apprenticeship or traineeship, including hospitality, electrotechnology, construction, automotive, hair and beauty.

Students can also take courses leading to careers in the aged or child care sectors.

“In an area with major tourist attractions and on the gateway to the west coast, we are perfectly situated to offer strong pathways into the tourism industry,” Mr Jarvis said.

“Students can undertake courses in which they learn about the tourism and travel industry, customer service and the staging of events and activities.

“Agriculture is a vital part of Tasmania’s economy and there are a wide range of career opportunities in this area.

“We recognise the importance of the industry and offer Agricultural Enterprise, a subject that will position students to gain employment or undertake further study in this field.

“Our personalised supportive approach includes individual enrolment interviews, which ensures that each student chooses subjects that will help them to access their chosen careers.”

Claremont College has announced that its 2019 musical will be the smash hit ‘Grease.’

Mr Jarvis said this show would be a “sell out” and students who were interested in working on the backstage, acting, singing, dancing or playing in the band should enrol to be part of the “spectacular production.”

“The college musical is a true college community event, which includes our construction students building the set and hair and beauty students assisting with make-up and hair,” he said.

Claremont College is a supportive, student-centred environment and a great place to step into a very exciting future.

For more information or to book an appointment to enrol, phone 6249 6894 or email cctransition@education.tas.gov.au.

Caption: Claremont College students Stephanie and Dylan (last names withheld for privacy).

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