Visit Ballarat will join forces with Highlands LLEN this month to highlight the value of having secondary students involved in local business.
Aimed at business owners and managers, the Working with Young People workshop will discuss:
• Structured Workplace Learning (SWL), which provides secondary students with the opportunity to integrate on-the-job work experience with their VET studies;
• School Based Apprenticeships (SBAT), which enable secondary students to combine part-time employment, school and training;
• The benefits of engaging SWL students in local business;
• How businesses can quickly and easily become a host employer as part of the statewide SWL program;
• Tips for working more effectively with young people; and
• How to assist a young employee if they are experiencing difficulties in life outside of work.
On hand to share their success story will be a current host employer.
The workshop will be delivered by Lyndel Nash, Structured Workplace Learning Coordinator at Highlands LLEN.
“SWL students are studying VET (Vocational Education and Training) as part of their year 10, 11 and 12 studies,” Lyndel said. “Students can engage in SWL in blocks of time or one day a week for up to 20 weeks at a cost of $5 per day (to the business) and all SWL students are fully insured.”
The Working with Young People workshop will be held on Monday, February 25, at the Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St, between 2pm and 3pm. It will include afternoon tea and networking opportunities. Tickets are free for Visit Ballarat members and $15 for non-members. Bookings via Eventbrite.