Year 11 and 12 students from Huonville High School recently attended the Huon Valley Trade Training Centre to participate in mock job interviews and gain essential skills for a successful entry into the workforce.
Students were matched with staff from various departments of Huon Valley Council depending on their career interests, with our Human Resources Advisor and Manager Children’s Services sitting down with students interested in early childhood care and education, and our Coordinator Parks & Reserves and Risk & Safety Officer teaming up to interview students interested in the construction industry.
“Council staff tried to replicate the process as closely as possible to help students get an idea of what to expect so they can prepare for the real thing.”
The aim was to put students under a similar situation they may face when applying for future jobs.
“The interview process can be daunting for people, but being able to practise can make a big difference to confidence levels,” said Huon Valley Council General Manager Emilio Reale.
“Council staff tried to replicate the process as closely as possible to help students get an idea of what to expect so they can prepare for the real thing. Students were also provided with constructive feedback afterwards to help develop their understanding of what interviewers are usually looking for.”
Mr Reale said Council is continually looking for ways to engage with local schools and education providers to support the learning and future success of our young people.
“We were pleased to be able to team with the Trade Training Centre and Huonville High School to give students this opportunity to build interview skills that will be crucial in pursuing future work and educational opportunities.”
Pictured: Human Resources Advisor Samuel Carson and Manager Children’s Services Clare Holmes interviewed students interested in early childhood care