welcome to Careers services

Kia ora,

Welcome to Tawa College Careers and Transitions. We are here to help, support and work with you in your journey from school to the next step on your pathway.  We have brochures, work experience opportunities, visits from Universities and Polytechs, lunchtime talks from people in trades and business, and short courses to help you in your decision making.

All events will be posted on the careers calendar as they arise.

To discuss your interests, subject choices and career aspirations you need to make an appointment to see Mrs Wiltshire.  You can do this by emailing kwiltshire@tawacollege.school.nz

You are welcome to come on your own or you can bring a friend/support person.

Year 13 students should request a time when they have a study period. Year 9-12 students should come during lunch, interval or form time (as agreed with their Form Teacher). Please ensure that you are not missing important lessons, assessments or exams.

TC Careers. Regular updates are posted including events, courses and jobs.

careers team

Ms Catherine Hambly
Gateway Administrator
Vocational Careers Administrator

Mrs Kath Gillum.
STAR Co-ordinator
Careers Administrator
TC Beanies Manager
Mrs Kathy Wiltshire
Head of Careers and Transitions
TIC Gateway
Careers Advisor

Services include

  • One on one careers and planning interviews by appointment..
  • Gateway - Year 12 and 13 work-based programme
  • STAR courses - Discover the courses on offer to find out more about an area of interest and further study opportunities
  • Trades Academy opportunities via Weltec, Whitireia and Primary ITO in a range of vocations.
  • Tertiary Study Options including University and Polytech visits
  • CV writing and assistance in seeking part-time work
  • Interview preparation
  • Assistance with options for the following year
  • Gap year information
  • Full time, part-time and apprenticeship job opportunities advertised
  • TC Beanies - onsite at Tawa College-barista/hospitality training

Career Management

  • Developing self awareness:
    Know yourself
    Identify strengths and weaknesses
    Set goals
    Track results
    Employability and interview skills
  • Exploring opportunities:
    Discover career ideas
    Career research
    Study options
    Work experience/taster course
    Tertiary open days
    Job search
  • Deciding and acting:
    Take action
    Choosing options/pathways
    Next steps
    Time management and deadlines
    Application forms
    Personal development plan