September 2017

Cablenet Technologies Group, located in Moorebank, has been established for 27 years. They are managed service providers for the IT industry.

Owners/Directors, Chris and Joyce Ajaka have been passionate and dedicated hosts, offering HSC students valuable work placements, for over 15 years!

Each week students in Year 11 or 12, who are studying either Business Services or Information & Digital Technology, have the opportunity to put the skills they are learning in the classroom to good use in the ‘real’ business world.

Chris Ajaka invests time in the students. He says “Kids are our future. We get to know them and tailor the work to suit. We like to keep them both entertained and challenged. We encourage them to ask questions. Last week we had an outstanding student who rebuilt two computers, formatted them and had them up and running.”

Students answer phones and gain information about the client and the issue, undertake research and enter findings into excel spreadsheets, do basic data entry, rebuild machines, format them and observe technicians resolving problems out on site.

Chris has a message for businesses that may not be a part of the MWLP Linking Youth program, “Take it on board and do it for the students. The right kids undertaking the right tasks become an asset to the business. It is also a great way to interview. In the week they are with you, you can assess their punctuality, presentation, attitude, ability and whether or not they would fit into your team and culture.”

To find out how your business can become involved in hosting HSC students for week-long work placements, please phone Peter Miller at MWLP on (02) 4625 1863 or email peter.miller@mwlp.com.au

You could win promotion on C91.3FM, feature in the Macarthur Advertiser and win a lavish weekend high tea for two at the Swissotel Sydney.

Students also require work placement in other areas such as Automotive, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.

It’s a great way to showcase your business and it’s free.

Image is of Joyce and Chris Ajaka with student Jack Walsh from De La Salle College, Revesby Heights (centre).

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