first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Three Victorian educators have been awarded $5000 each as part of the Australian Government’s Scholarship scheme for career advisers. George Georgostathis, Ferah Kevser Gunduz and Kate Crowhurst are from Gladstone Park Secondary College, Isik College, and Hume Central Secondary College respectively. The Victorian winners are three of 85 educators nationally who have been offered a study scholarship to assist in postgraduate level studies to upgrade their qualifications. George Georgostathis, 42, teaches Legal Studies and Politics at Gladstone Park in Melbourne, in addition to his duties as one of the college’s two career advisers. The former Mitre 10 store manager has just completed his first year as a career adviser, helping Year 9 and 10 students with their vital career decisions. Helping students make informed judgements about their future in the job market is at the heart of George’s work. “Students have to identify what they like, what they’re good at,” Georgostathis told Neos Kosmos. “It’s not necessarily about the students being passionate about a career path, most aren’t. The work is all about helping them identify what they probably know they like doing and studying, but often they’re not 100 per cent sure.” George will begin studying for his Post Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development, made possible by the scholarship, at RMIT in February.last_img