Industry Engagement over Wine and Cheese
The Campaspe Careers Network is a group consisting of dedicated and passionate Careers teachers from all our Regional secondary schools. The Careers teachers’ role includes assisting students to find quality work placements for their students across a range of Vocations.
The event on 16 May at TAFE's Echuca campus was to gather together employers to talk about structured work placement, apprenticeships and how best to host students in the workplace and what employers are looking for in students.
Apprenticeship advice was presented by Lynda Magill from Sarina Russo and Mahir Ozdilek from MEGT. They helped clarify the rules and regulations around School Based apprentices and traineeships’ and were available to answer any questions.
Kate Pearson, a year 12 Allied Health student from St. Joseph’s College gave her experiences of work placement with some tips for employers from a student view point.
A panel of local business people, David Stephens from Riverport Engineering & Hydraulics, Geoff Slattery from O’Brien’s Plumbing and Sean Garth from Moama Bowling Club were on hand to answer questions about hosting students.
All three businesses are active in hosting and supporting students in their work place and all had great firsthand experience and tips to share.
Jacq Campbell from Campaspe Cohuna LLEN also presented on the Structured Workplace Learning portal that all students across Victoria can access for work placement opportunities.
Any business can join the portal with the LLEN assisting businesses to manage their capacity to host students in their work place.