Mock Interviews

Students prepare for entering the workplace

Over the past several weeks Year 9 PLE teachers have worked tirelessly to prepare students for their mock interviews. They have assisted our students in preparing to interview for a position at ‘The Wodonga Supermarket’. Students have developed a resume and application letter and have engaged in preparation workshops organized by Tarree Edwards, Year 9 Learning and Teaching Leader.

On Wednesday 27 June, thirty people from industry came to the College to interview the students. The majority were parents and others were from employment and apprenticeship companies. The feedback from the interviewers has been fantastic.

“I was really impressed by the maturity and preparedness of the Year 9 students.  If they were nervous (some of them said they were!), they did not display it at all.  Rather, they displayed  character, confidence and competence which will well equip them for life”, Matt Thorp, Pastor, Wodonga Baptist Church

“What a wonderful way to spend my morning. The young adults I was lucky enough to meet were engaging and thoughtful and made genuine attempts to take this process seriously and learn from it. Well done to CCW on engaging parents and business community members to participate in this – we all genuinely get something from it. The experience is a lovely way to encourage and support the next round of employees that some of us are very likely to come across in the future”, Samantha Robinson, Forethought by Samantha

“Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the year 9 mock interviews. I was very impressed with the way my candidates handled themselves for their first interview. They did express that they were nervous but still managed to do an amazing job. Seeing how these students handled themselves today gives me faith in the process undertaken at the school to see them so confident at their age. I have interviewed a lot of people over the years and would say these students would have stood up well against some seasoned applicants”, John Herring, CEO, CVM Truck and Bus

We would like to thank the following people for making the mock interviews such a success today


  • John Watson, The Personnel Group
  • Bron Nolan, Tegan Penski, Peter Hanah and Kellie Howard, ATEL
  • John Day, NE Water
  • Susan Smith, La Trobe University
  • Billy Munro, North East Local Learning and Employment Network
  • Serena Gray, HR Manager, Zauner Constructions
  • Andrew Kemp, Taylor Burn Property Valuation
  • Paul Wilson, Suncorp/APIA
  • Ann Hickey, Sonocco
  • Kumar Gopalan
  • Rohan Dudgeon, Department of Human Services
  • Louise Holmes, Woolworths
  • Lizette Salmon
  • Andrea Weppner, Wodonga TAFE
  • Samantha Degen, Kestrel
  • Rhonda Fergus, Parkside Produce
  • John Herring, CVM Truck and Bus
  • Jenna Richardson, small business owner
  • Ben Watts, Sarina Russo
  • Kim Kielbasa
  • Matt Thorp, Wodonga Baptist Church
  • Samantha Robinson, Forethought by Samantha
  • Chanon Ramos, AiGroup
  • Dan Fitzgerald, Kirstie Elvidge, Diana Cahill, Helen Gothard, Darta Hovey


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