Virtual reality helping forge future careers

AS part of National Careers Week, Guilford Young College recently assisted students to explore future career pathways in a fun and engaging way by utilising virtual reality (VR) technology.

Students at the Glenorchy campus accessed VR headsets from Work Windows to experience what it would be like to work in different types of workplaces.

More than 100 students utilised the VR technology experiencing careers such as fire-fighter, agronomist, physiotherapist and more.

“National Careers Week is about highlighting careers and possibilities available to young people in Tasmania,” Guilford Young College pathways and careers counsellor Deborah Winton said.

“The college’s careers counselling service provides students the opportunity to plan and navigate their pathways planning moving towards post-year 12 life.

“This initiative provided a taster of careers students may have have ever considered.

“It was an excellent way to actually see what it would be like working in that area or industry.”

Some year 10 students from Dominic College were also invited to experience the virtual reality.

“Dominic College students considered opportunities and chatted about career pathways available to them as they transition to Guilford Young College,” Ms Winton said.

Guilford Young College Glenorchy campus year 12 student Angus McGregor said the experience helped him see what pathways were available to him.

“It was great being able to experience that sort of thing in a very different medium and it was very exciting to see these careers in an interactive way,” he said.

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