Beerwah SHS Year 10 students asked the tough questions

Contributed by Helen Forrester
THROUGHOUT 2022 Year 10 students at Beerwah SHS have been studying their Certificate II in Workplace Skills and Vocational Pathways. The qualification is designed to deliver foundation skills development to prepare our young people for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.

Units of competency cover reading, writing, oral communication, learning and numeracy skills, digital literacy and employability skills. In Terms 3 and 4 students have been working on resumes, cover letters and interview skills and part of the assessment has included participation in a mock interview.

Our Year 10 Mock Interview day took place on Wednesday October 19 and saw over 100 students participate in a 10 minute interview.

Students were required to choose from a bank of sample vacancies and address selection criteria in their resume and cover letter. We were fortunate to again have the support of community volunteers to run the day.

These individuals, from local businesses and organisations, willingly gave up their time to each interview up to 10 students. Their knowledge, expertise and experience helped to ensure that the day was a success.

Many students were nervous but left their interview feeling pleased with their success and the feedback they had received.

Beerwah SHS greatly appreciates the continued support of our local community and in particular: Jenny, Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce/Hillside Tractors; Brett, Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce/Hinter Tax; Martin, Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce/BOQ; Mitch, Glasshouse Country & Maleny News; Steve and Frances, Coochin Creek Fruit Growers; Jasmine, Subway Beerwah and Glass House; Ian, Sarina Russo Apprenticeships; Aimee, East Coast Apprenticeships; Sarah, Gateway Community Services; and Melanie and Kerri, MEGT.