The Purpose of this website

On The Job

Purpose

Welcome to this free eLearning Resource on Careers for Australian students in the primary, middle school and senior years (Years 5 - 12).

The Design Concept is based on the local Shopping Mall and became a “Careers Market”.

The website has been created to use "jobs" as a vehicle to encourage students to improve their literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills. Technology is used wherever possible to introduce students to new practical and mostly free websites, games and apps.

The website tries to break job stereotypes eg. female truckies or disabled livestock farmer to a young inventor of apps. We endeavour to encourage students (and teachers and parents) to read and learn about different jobs and the people who are engaged (or were engaged) with these jobs to show the students that they, no matter what their circumstance, could aspire to these jobs.

There is a special emphasis for Rural, Regional and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to inspire these students to think about further education TAFE & University. It is also hoped to open up more pathways for each of the students using this website. 

The website can be used as a class or an individual activity for students from a single lesson to an integrated unit of work. With its use of technology and encouraging students to explore, this website can become an engaging online activity that students find fascinating and absorbing.

One Careers Teacher said “I decided to use “On the Job” as an activity for disengaged students in Years 9 – 10 and found that not only were they interested and actively engaged with the website and all they could do there, but, more importantly their Literacy Skills were markedly improved. Thanks “On the Job!””

In summary, “On the Job” website is a great way for students to learn about different jobs, to play games and other activities about those jobs, watch YouTube videos, download free apps, read stories of people who have worked at this job and, have links to industry websites.

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Professional Learning Index

A further purpose of On the Job is to provide eLearning Resources for Teachers including Lesson Guides; Lesson Strategies; Technology websites that can be used in the classroom.

 

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