Canowindra High School Year 10 students spent last week away on work experience, to allow students to have an insight into a career they may be interested in.
Zali Dunn was lucky enough to be accepted into doing placement at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, after expressing her interest to study to be a keeper, zoologist or vet.
“I thought it was a pretty cool experience, it’s not everyday that you get to see behind the scenes at the zoo. I got to help in the feeding, cleaning, handling, performing health checks and observing the animals. I loved all of it!” said Zali.
Simon Budden chose the PCYC in Cowra to conduct his work experience as he loves sport and is a very active person.
“My supervisor was great! He showed me around and we set up for different sports. It is something I would be interested in after school,” said Simon Budden.
Austin Pengilly went to McClintocks for the week. “I am interested in being a mechanic. I got to work on mostly large machinery including bailers,” said Austin Pengilly.
Blaine White went to Jamieson Joinery. “I really enjoy carpentry. I got to be in the workshop and help build cupboards. I learnt how to drill properly and safely,” said Blaine White.
Patrick Wythes went to the Cowra Airport and is well and truly inspired even more to become a pilot. “I got to use the flight simulator, refuel planes and move planes into hangers, it was pretty fun,” said Patrick Wythes.
Hudson Izzard is interested in a career in health and did his work experience at a Physio in Orange. “I think I want to be a physiotherapist or work in the health industry. I got to observe clients and ask questions. I learnt new muscles and got a grasp of what it would be like,” Hudson Izzard said.
Logan Howell worked for Tom Beath at Central West Building. “I am interested in building when I leave school. I got to work in between two sites and be involved in building and demolition. The best bit was meeting new people,” said Logan Howell.
Canowindra High School Careers Advisor Bev Taylor said, “A huge thanks to all of the employees who took on students and provided them with the opportunity to have first hand experience and guidance”.