If you’re currently in a VET or VCAL program at school, Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is an exciting program for you to get involved in. The program helps you find a work placement in an area relevant to your studies. This will enable you to gain hands-on experience in an industry of interest to you and that is a valuable asset for future employability.
Work placements are incredibly valuable when it comes to seeking future employment. Students who undertake an SWL placement benefit in the following ways:
* They gain industry experience in a workplace setting
* They learn important skills related to their study
* The placement provides on-the-job training to support VET programs
* They can establish connections with employers
Benefits for employers
SWL could be the perfect fit for your business! By hosting a student for work placement, you can:
MAKE A DIFFERENCE – Have a positive influence on the career development of young people in our community.
UPSKILL YOUR STAFF – Increase the training and mentoring skills of your existing employees.
PLAN FOR THE FUTURE – Promote the attitudes and skills you want in your workforce and identify young people with industry potential.
SELL YOURSELF – Strengthen links with the community and raise your business profile.
If you’re a student, teacher, parent, or employer, a great place to start looking for opportunities is the work placements website. You can search for placements relevant to industries or courses.
One handy feature of the web portal is the ability for students to share currently available positions with their teachers, via the “Share With Your Teacher” button. This provides the possibility for students and teachers to review placement options together.
Expression of Interest
Can’t find what you’re looking for via the web portal? You or your teacher can get in touch with CGLLEN’s Program’s Manager/SWL Manager for support and let us know what your interests are. We are the gate keeper of the work placement web portal, and is excited to help find an opportunity for you.
Central Grampians LLEN, SWL Support Officer
Phone: 03 5352 3266