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Introduction to MWLP


Influence on Career Decisions

Parents and families have an incredible influence on the development of young people, regardless of whether this influence is conscious or not. This includes an influence on career decision making.

“Parents have a disproportionate influence on our careers either through well-meaning but partial careers advice or as role models. It is questionable whether all parents are sufficiently well-informed about current work trends to offer sound advice…” Dr Jim Bright, Bright & Associates

The NSW Department of Education and Training has collated some interesting and useful tips and careers information to support parents and families. Go to

Understanding Teenagers

Teenagers have four things in their lives they have to do:

  1. They have to find out who they are – get an identity.
  2. Get themselves some good friends.
  3. Have some kind of emancipation from their mums and dads – some kind of separation.
  4. They have to connect with an educational institution, so they have some kind of vocational direction in life.

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Psychologist



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.” (more…)

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MWLP provides a brokerage service that allows some 6,800 HSC students to participate in two weeks of learning in the workplace during Years 11 & 12.

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MWLP is a specialist in the provision of career and transition support services, targeting young people and related stakeholders and influencers (including parents, business and industry, educators and training providers and the wider community).

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MWLP has over 20 years’ experience in engaging with business and industry across a broad range of industry areas and has extensive employer networks.

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What do people say?

“You can make a difference in someone’s life just by mentoring them for one week.  It will help you and the student, grow and mature as an individual.  We have had some excellent students resulting in us hiring four waitresses, one kitchen hand and multiple apprentices – all from the MWLP program.”
Campbelltown Golf Club – Darren Neate, Head Chef

“It’s a good opportunity to see the calibre of Macarthur’s youth.  We get to screen those with potential that will ultimately benefit the company.  The students are encouraged to ask lots of questions to assess whether this industry is right for them.  It’s a win-win situation.”
Breseight Australia – Mel McNair

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