Career Hub

The Clarence-Coffs Independent Schools Career Hub is an initiative of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW, in partnership with Clarence Valley Anglican School, St Andrew’s Christian School and Bishop Druitt College. The aim of the hub is to partner with employers, TAFE and tertiary education institutions, to ensure that young people experience the world beyond school, and are supported in transition to further education and employment. 

Essentially, Career Hub is about providing that vital link between education and businesses. We are pleased to welcome businesses to the group and look forward to developing prosperous relationships that are beneficial for employers, as well as giving our youth the opportunity to bridge their education with real world experience. 

There are many benefits for businesses becoming partners with the Career Hub program, including: 

  • gaining access to a larger pool of future employees
  • helping to train the next generation within your field - to build them how you want them 
  • keeping local talent local
  • fostering a positive community image for your organisation through the demonstration of a genuine social responsibility - and that is to harness our youth talent 

There are many ways that a business or organisation can become a partner of the Career Hub - including, but not limited to, providing industry tours, guest speakers, skill development workshops, mentoring, work experience, internships, and school based traineeships and apprenticeships.

To find out more, please contact the Bishop Druitt College Careers Pathways Coach, Gina Driscoll

Career Hub Launch - featuring guest speaker Mark McCrindle 

On 28 April 2021 at Bishop Druitt College, the Coffs Clarence Valley Independent Schools Career Hub was launched to the community. With nearly 100 local businesses in attendance, this was an opportunity for the local business community to understand local workforce needs so they can capitalise on business growth opportunities, and to learn more about how partnering with local schools can help to get workforce demands right for the future. 

The evening featured guest speaker, Mark McCrindle, who is a futurist, demographer, TedX speaker, author and principal at internationally recognised research firm McCrindle. Mark McCrindle recently published his book Work Wellbeing

You can watch a recording of the event here: 

You can download the presentation slides here

You can view some of the images of this launch event here: