Southern Region BEC have been pairing senior high school students with local employers throughout Queanbeyan, Braidwood, Yass, Goulburn, Crookwell, Cooma, Jindabyne and Bombala under the Structured Workplace Learning Program for over 18 years.
The Structured Workplace Learning Program coordinates the mandatory work placements senior high school students are required to complete when they are studying a Vocational Education Training course towards their HSC.
These Industry Curriculum Frameworks courses, which require the completion of industry relevant work placements, are Board of Education developed, contribute to the Higher School Certificate and lead to nationally recognised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications.
The Structured Workplace Learning program provides students with the opportunity to gain industry and employability skills as well as on the job experience of their potential future career path.
Businesses and industry leaders who volunteer to host students under the program are widely recognised for supporting local youths and giving back to their community. They are sharing industry skills, knowledge and passion and contributing to their industry’s relevance for future employment.
Under the program, host employers are also able to trial students’ suitability for current or future employment and inspire students to stay on track on their path from school to work.