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Caroline Chisholm Catholic College’s Careers and VET Coordinator, Julie Pilioglou has been named in The Educator’s Hot List for 2020. The announcement was made today and published online at The Educator online.

“It’s an honour to be recognised by the education industry. Our students are supported and encouraged to be the best they are called to be, and to be included with other great educators reflects the strong commitment we have to our young people and preparing them for their future,” said Julie.

The Educator Magazine is Australia’s only publication and news site for the most senior educational professionals and decision makers. The Hot List 2020 names the movers and shakers of Australian K-12 education.

“We are a vibrant and diverse community and this recognition is the culmination of the hard work and dedication we have to learning excellence. 2020 has shown what’s possible and what can be achieved,” added Julie.

Julie launched the College’s first dedicated Careers website for students and parents, a one-stop shop that connects to tertiary providers and their pathways. It also provides post-school options for those looking to gain employment. The site has dedicated resources specially for parents and encourages them to use the available resources to have meaningful conversations with their child.

During the period of remote learning, Julie established and ran a Virtual Careers and Pathways Channel using Microsoft Teams that included access to university and TAFE courses, subject selection, apprenticeship opportunities, and virtual tours of campuses.

Julie also moved the College’s annual Careers Week to online, that included live talks with industry experts, pre-recorded video with former students, and daily quizzes and information to maintain engagement with students across all year levels.

Principal Marco Di Cesare said, “Julie has transformed the College’s approach to preparing its 1500 students across three campuses for life beyond secondary school with a much more personalised service. On behalf of the entire College community we congratulate her for this outstanding recognition.”

Julie has taken the best of onsite face-to-face teaching with remote learning and fused the two together. The virtual options will continue to operate for students, as well as access to one-on-one interviews on site. She is acutely aware of the importance of access to information for students looking to make decisions about their future pathways.