Futures Program

The Futures Program, established in 2022 at Clarence Valley Anglican School (CVAS), values the many pathways that our students wish to take upon leaving school and aims to help create specific individualised pathways for all students.

Throughout the program, which is currently targeted at Years 10 to 12, students will be exposed to various industry and vocational pathways to allow them to connect with local businesses and visualise their futures and the many opportunities that exist within our region.

The Futures Program has many separate initiatives embedded within it, allowing students to talk directly to professionals in their various fields, undertake further training, experience various workplaces and help guide them through their chosen pathways; equipping them with relevant and transferable skills that prepare them for life beyond school. Access further information about the RIVER program HERE. To apply for the RIVER program, download and complete an APPLICATION.

Providing Connections to your Future

It is a core value at CVAS that each student has a unique pathway and it is our job to honour this by providing real world opportunities in their learning and experiences.
​Connecting to Job Readiness

CVAS aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be job ready through the Regional Industry and Vocation Engagement and Readiness (RIVER) program. The RIVER program runs in various stages throughout the academic year with students undertaking a series of job readiness sessions in Term 1 before working on applications for potential industry placement in Terms 2 and 3. Industry placements will be sourced  within the Clarence Valley and Coffs Coast region, building on existing CVAS business partnerships. During the placement period, students undertake a series of tasks based on individualised goal planning to develop skills. Upon completion of their industry placement, students develop these skills further by creating a project or folio of work to showcase their abilities.

Further to the RIVER program, all students will be exposed to careers days and skills-based sessions such as resume writing and opportunities to complete certificates such as White Card Construction, Rural Fire Service Cadet Program, and First Aid.

Connecting to Allied Health

CVAS is working with the NSW Rural Doctors Network to expose students to employment opportunities in the Allied Health vocation. Students will have access to various Allied Health workers to discuss pathways and work experience opportunities. By making connections with various allied health professions, students are able to discover the many opportunities that exist in regional areas and seek advice on how to best access these pathways. 

Connecting to Industry

In 2022 CVAS is offering Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Construction. Through the VET program, students become dual accredited with students receiving recognition towards their HSC as well as a nationally recognised VET qualification. Students will undertake work placement on site to develop their skills further.

School based apprenticeships or traineeships (SBAT) are also supported at CVAS. SBATs allow students to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship as part of their HSC studies, fast tracking their vocational pathways.

Connecting to Further Education

CVAS helps students to connect to further education in TAFE and University. Students are exposed to various means of completing further education through university and TAFE tours and expo days while also building connections with the Country University Centre (CUC) based in Grafton. 

Additionally, students have the opportunity to complete TAFE and some university courses while also completing their HSC studies, allowing them to begin exploring their after school pathways sooner.