Educators and Business support students on career pathway

Apr 6, 2017    

MWLP Linking Youth recently hosted a Networking event at Campbelltown Catholic Club for Educators and Business Leaders.

These vital stakeholders work closely with MWLP to ensure Year 11 and 12 students studying Vocational courses as part of their HSC receive the best work placements possible.

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Students are required to complete two weeks compulsory work placement and without support from dedicated Educators and Businesses this would not be possible.

MWLP coordinates approximately 6,000 work placements each year and held the networking event to share information, update attendees on their latest best practice in work placement and build stronger relationships.

Guest speaker, Jim Tzakos, Managing Director, Sevaan Group Minto has been offering valuable placements to students studying Metal & Engineering for over 7 years.  Jim welcomed the opportunity to speak and meet VET coordinators, teachers and administrators to exchange experiences. He said “Youth are our assets of the future.  By taking work placement students we get to teach them, with the hope that it will lead them into future apprenticeships.  We also like to give the students a good understanding of what is involved in the industry.”

VET Coordinators, Teachers and Administrators also benefitted from attending as evidenced during the Q & A session.

MWLP took the opportunity to announce the relaunch of the Honour Roll, where students who exceed at their Work Placement are nominated by their hosts to go onto the Honour Roll.  Best students in all frameworks will be announced at a gala awards night to be held later in the year.  Relevant industries are Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.

MWLP is constantly seeking businesses to offer HSC students week-long work placements.  For further information please visit us at www.mwlp.com.au or phone 4625 1863.

Media relations contact:  Sue Scobie on 0438 046 293 or email sue.scobie@mwlp.com.au

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