4th June 2012
What grades do I need to get in school to become an apprentice is a good question. Let’s explore that one in a moment.
Let me first start by saying this is my first blog so I hope the blogging world is gentle on me as I learn the dos and don’ts of this foreign activity. For you experienced bloggers out there, if you have tips for me after you read this first attempt, I am happy to get constructive feedback.
So, what grades do you need to get and why should you do your best at school? A simple question with a complex answer that a number of the gen Y cohort probably asks themselves everyday. Unfortunately it is not until you reach 25 or 30 that you see the relevance of school and how it impacts on your ability to get the job you want and how employers look at achievement as an indicator of how you will be in the workplace. I don’t think anyone says you have to be an A student to get your dream job. I know I certainly wasn’t an A student and I have my dream job as CEO of MIGAS, looking after a staff of 60 and 700 apprentices and trainees; but, what I did have was a steady record of achieving the goals I set for myself not only in high school but in my trade studies. I am very proud to say that when I sat my Sydney Technical Trades exam I came 9th in the state. I then went on to do a lot of post trade studies after my apprenticeship and again showed a steady level of achievement in my grades which built a history that I could show to my employers throughout my employment life.
Maybe this is a bit simplistic when answering the above question but in my view life is pretty simple. Do your best at whatever you turn your hand to, take the opportunity to do extra studies and set yourself solid life goals. In the end you will usually get what you want.
What grades do I need