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FEET First Program
Further Education Employment and Training

FEET First program provides senior students with information and programs to assist them to transition into Full Education, Employment or Training once they complete their schooling.
FEET First staff are available to help students who are seeking casual employment outside of school hours, school-based apprenticeships or traineeships, Vocational Education and Training in Schools Courses (VETiS), as well as those seeking to transition into full time employment or training.
We assist students with the preparation of resumes, cover letters and applications for employment, as well as how to prepare for job interviews.  Work experience and training opportunities are also sourced by the FEET First staff. Students wishing to access the FEET First staff are asked to book an appointment. Parents and carers are also encouraged to contact FEET First to discuss their child’s options.
The FEET First ‘Jobs Board’ contains employment and training vacancies as well as training opportunities such as short courses.  These opportunities are advertised through the student notices and displayed on the noticeboards in A Wing and the FEET First hallway.  Students and parents are also encouraged to ‘like’ the Rockhampton State High School – FEET First Facebook page for up to date opportunities.
A list of significant dates has been published below. Further opportunities will be advertised through the school notices and newsletters.
·       Year 10 students can choose to participate in work experience during the last week of Term 3 (11-15 September 2017).
·       Please be aware that there may be limited opportunities for work experience in some industries due to the high number of students engaged at the same time. To increase opportunities for students, we ask that parents speak with family or friends who may have businesses that would be suitable for a work experience placement.  Year 10s will receive their work experience application forms Monday 10th July 2017.
·       Year 11 and 12 - OP eligible students are able to participate in work experience for a week long block during a school holiday break to avoid impact on their studies.
Year 11 and 12 - OP ineligible students are able to participate in work experience for a week long block as negotiated with FEET First staff and the students’ current teachers.
·       FEET First Year 12 Commitment Ceremony – Friday 19 May 2017.  A ceremony where parents, teachers and the local business community witness Year 12 students commit to Full Education, Employment or Training after finishing school.
Capricorn Careers Expo – Wednesday 10 May 2017. Students in Year 10, 11 and 12 will be able to attend the Capricorn Careers Expo at CQ University in Term 2. The Careers Expo gives students the chance to engage with Universities and Employers to learn more about pathways. Students are also able to participate in ‘Try a Trade’, giving them a hands on experience across a number of areas.
Year 12 Communication 2 Careers (C2C) Mock Interview Session – Friday 11 August 2017.
All Non OP Year 12 Students will participate in the Communication 2 Careers (C2C) Mock Interview Session with local employers. Communication 2 Careers is a RING initiated event where students get to meet local business people and expand their business networks while improving their communication skills with short interview like conversations. Further information on this program can be found at
Year 10 Communication 2 Careers (C2C) Mock Interview Session – Term 3 Date to be confirmed.
Year 10 Students will be invited to participate in the Communication 2 Careers (C2C) Mock Interview Session with local employers.
·       Training and Employment Recognition Event – Friday 20 October 2017. All Year 12 School-based apprentices, trainees and dual campus vocational students are recognised for their achievements at a morning tea with parents, carers and community representatives.
·       Work Experience Application 2017
·       2017 Work Experience Guidelines
·       School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Information
We recommend that parents and carers encourage their students to participate fully in these programs. Please don’t hesitate to contact the FEET First staff on 49204323 for further information. We look forward to working with students and their families to help them achieve their career goals.  
Kate Ingram

FEET First Co-ordinator