School to work Program
Our School to Work Program helps students to manage their transition from school to further education, training and employment. This program consists of:
- The School to Work Planning Initiative
- Work Education
- Workplace Learning Support
- Industry-specific career information
- Professional development support for staff and careers advisers
- Workplace Learning – Work Experience & Work Placement.
Workplace learning programs are part of the NSW secondary school curriculum. The programs encourage students to spend a planned period of time, usually a week, in a workplace of their choice as a valuable enhancement to their learning in the classroom.
Workplace learning is relevant to all students in NSW government schools and all levels of ability. While many students work part-time, these programs encourage young people to widen their practical experience of workplaces and to build their workplace and industry skills as part of their studies.
Do you know what you want to do when you leave school?
This guide is a useful resource for all those investigating career options, leaving school or searching for a job. It is hoped that it will assist you make more informed career decisions.
Why is workplace learning important?
Workplace learning helps students to:
- test their job or career aspirations
- complete course work in a relevant industry setting
- directly experience the attributes employers seek
- build, practice and enhance their general work skills such as workplace communication and ‘people skills’ and/or specific industry skills, such as vocational education and training (VET) course competencies
- take on more responsibility and gain increased confidence and maturity as well as greater self knowledge through participating in a busy adult working environment.
- explore the relationship between studies at school, training at TAFE NSW or at a private or community registered training organisation (P/C RTO), study at university, and future employment and training
- make informed decisions when planning their transition through and from school to further education, training and work.
More information can be found at the following web sites:
Mr Colin McCartney, Careers Adviser