A new initiative helping students make plans to set them up for successful futures has been announced and will see new career practitioners allocated to several secondary schools in WA. Karratha Senior High School was among 70 public secondary schools to have career teachers allocated to them. Career practitioners will work with school leadership teams to ensure all students had opportunities to participate in a range of work experiences and study options. They will be positioned where they are most needed, such as schools with a large number of students studying Vocational Education and Training. Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said practitioners would ensure students were supported to plan their pathway once they finish school. “I understand that for many students considering their future career options can be both exciting and daunting,” she said. “Students will benefit from the knowledge and expertise that the practitioners have about entry requirements for further study, along with an understanding of training providers and local employers. “This is just another way that WA public schools are supporting students to set them up for successful futures.” Karratha Senior High principal Mario Tufilli said the appointment of the a practitioner will be a welcomed addition to their VET team. “It will allow our school to further strengthen career development and work exposure activities into curricular and co-curricular programs,” he said. “It will also help students to explore career opportunities so that they are more informed when making decisions about their future career pathway options.” The $31.7 million initiative will see practitioners start in 2022.