At St Albans Secondary College works closely with a number of businesses to provide opportunities for students to develop their social skills, communication skills and leadership skils and to allow students to explore different career pathways.
Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) is one organisation that works with St Albans Secondary College. This network supports the College by providing programs such as Interview 2 Impress, GOALS, Interact, Focus and Focus 2, Entrepreneurs Unearthed, Future Thinkers and Innovate.
Interview 2 Impress helps to develop the interview skills of students. GOALS is a one-to-one mentoring program designed to widen the life choices and aspirations of students in their middle years of high school.
Interact is a mentoring program for recently arrived, high school-aged migrants, providing them with the cultural and vocational literacy skills that they need to gain tertiary education, meaning employment and access to a professional network.
Entrepreneurs Unearthed is where students work in teams with workplace mentors to explore what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset and gain confidence in their ability to generate, test and pitch business ideas.
Focus and Focus 2 provide young women from high-needs schools with the essential leadership skills they need to engage in a successful, meaningful career.
Future Thinkers is a three-hour program targeting Year 9 students that aims to build creative and innovative problem-solving skills through design thinking.
Innovate is a mentoring program designed for Year 7 and 8 students to encourage the uptake of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.
We also have a valuable partnership with the Smith Family. They provide programs such as monitoring for VCAL students, Financial Literacy for Year 10 students and partner with the school to provide volunteers to tutor students at St Albans East Primary School as part of the Learning Club program.
Speed Careering is an event that is organised by the school. It provides an opportunity for Year 10 students to have discussions with guest presenters from different business organisations and learn about the skills and knowledge required to enter their chosen career path. The event is organised by the Year 10 peer mentors.
The Interact Club works closely with the Rotary Club to help worthy causes. The students organised the collection of food tins to give to the Foodbank.