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Porirua College Future Pathways


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Transition & Gateway

1. Transition  

Porirua College assists our students to make smooth transitions from school into further education, training or employment.  Our students have meaningful career conversations with their learning coaches and subject teachers. We have an internal career guidance counsellor and links to our community services, the Learning Shop and Partners Porirua.  Our students are able to access transition support while they are at school and after they have left. To help students develop workplace skills, we offer driving courses during the term and in school holidays.

Tertiary providers present at school and our students can choose to visit tertiary campuses so that they are able to make informed decisions about their future pathways.  We have strong links with our community and our students can participate in practical courses at Whitireia Polytechnic to gain skills and qualifications which prepare them for study and employment when they leave school.  Due to our connections with local businesses, students have the opportunity to complete work experience placements to provide them with valuable experience in the industry of their choice.


2. Gateway Programme  

At Porirua College our senior students can choose to take part in the Gateway programme. It is designed to make our students more employable and get them work-ready. They will gain valuable work experience with an employer and see what pathway interests them.

The Gateway programme is a structured hands-on workplace learning opportunity for senior, work-ready students.  Students who participate in this programme are those who have an interest in a particular career pathway and they understand the skills required in their chosen career pathway.  Gateway may help lead to an apprenticeship, employment or future training opportunities.  Importantly, it helps students understand what is involved in the move from school to work.


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