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Choosing success at Cavendish Road State High School

Daouda Dolley, former student, talks with current Year 10 student Jahla Harvey about the choices that led him to pursue an apprenticeship in commercial cookery

Year 10 student Jahla Harvey has been exploring her individual interests, values and skills to uncover potential career pathways and choose relevant subjects for Years 11 and 12.

At the Cavendish Road State High School career expo, Jahla spoke to former student Daouda Dolley about his chosen pathway and what led him to pursue an apprenticeship in commercial cookery.

Through the school's Senior Education and Training (SET) planning, Daouda identified a love of hospitality which led him to the MarIN8 school-to-work transition program which prepares students for employment through structured workplace learning while they are still at school.

After participating in the MarIN8 program, Daouda successfully applied for a job with the Institute of Culinary Excellence (ICE).

'Understanding what I love helped me to search for a career that would make me truly happy,' Mr Dolley said.

Jahla is taking a leaf out of Daouda's book and using SET planning opportunities such as the career expo to seek a career pathway that she too will love.

'I am hoping to learn what choices I have and what places I can go in the future,' she said.

Schools wishing to offer the MarIN8 program to Year 11 and 12 students should contact the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) on

For more information visit Cavendish Road State High School.

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Last updated
18 November 2019