Bomaderry High School is calling for support from the local business community to engage with its students by participating in the Year 10 work experience program from June 25 to July 6.
(min cost $8)
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Work experience has long been seen as a stepping stone for students to start planning their post-school journey and get a feel for particular careers or industries that appeal to them.
Completing a work experience placement is also a valuable learning opportunity for students who are given the chance to develop the skills required to be successful at work.
Bomaderry High School’s Careers Advisor Holly Pastor said research has shown that student participation in work experience could have the added benefit of enhancing self-esteem and motivating young people to seek out further work or training opportunities, which ultimately reduces their chances of being trapped in the cycle of unemployment.
“In an area where youth unemployment has been problematic, the positive outcomes associated with work experience cannot be underestimated,” she said.
“In the past work experience has been overlooked in terms of its educational value, but schools are increasingly relying on partnerships with industry to better prepare students for the world of work.”
Ms Pastor said work experience can also be a valuable occasion for a business to engage with and trial young people as a part of a supported work preparation program.
“By working with the local business community schools are also able to understand the skill needs of the future and attempt to prepare young people for the demands of the 21st-century workplace,” Ms Pastor said.
“Programs like work experience would not exist without the support of our business community and we appreciate the number of employers that consistently take on work experience students.”
If you would like to be a part of the Bomaderry High School’s work experience program in 2018 contact Ms Pastor on 4421 0699.
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