Effective careers and transition programs are a vital component of school strategies to improve student engagement and increase school completion. Schools should have in place careers and transitions programs that provide every young person with careers advice to support them to make informed and effective course and career decisions, so that students can have every opportunity to succeed, and lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs) funding supports Victorian government schools’ careers and transition programs, including ensuring all students aged 15 years and over in government schools are provided with an individual Career Action Plan (MIPs/pathways plan) and associated support as a means to making a successful transition through the senior secondary years of education to further education, training or full-time employment. Schools are also funded through MIPs to provide additional support to students at risk of disengaging or not making a successful transition to further education, training or secure employment. For sample Career Action Plan templates, please see: Career Action Plans
MIPs aims to help young people to:
- develop their knowledge and understanding of education, training and employment options, and
- develop skills to effectively manage their careers and pathways throughout their lives.
The MIPs funding supports a key strategy to improve the transition from school by strengthening school responsibility for monitoring young people’s pathways until they complete Year 12 or equivalent.
The following resources have been developed to support the implementation of MIPs in schools.