Connecting with industry professionals before you leave school is one of the many benefits of the Career Navigator Programme. Career Navigator is the last step before students leave school, enter the world, and embark on their career journey. This programme helps students navigate their way through the endless career opportunities presented to them.
Southland Boys High School Career Navigator students had the opportunity to head along to Georgetown Barbers to hear from Nikora who welcomed them into his barbering business and demonstrated his skills to the group by giving a couple of the students a haircut.
This set the tone for what would be a very chilled narration of Nikora’s life and journey to becoming a small business owner. It was a great opportunity for students to meet someone who is passionate about what they do and ask questions about how they got to where they are today.
Nikora prides himself on giving his employee’s the opportunities to grow, Georgetown Barbers offers a platform for them to develop valuable skills and technical confidence in the industry. Nikora emphasises barbering is more than cutting hair, it’s about culture and the experience.
Work Place visits like these are the foundation of what we do. They offer a real-world learning experience as well as building connections with local businesses and local business people that students may be able to call on in the future. The real stories the Career Navigator students get to hear from these business people help them to consider other career options and connect the idea that interest and passions are strong indicators for career choices.