The Bright Future Campaign: Employers Wanted, Support Students

A Brighter Future through Student Work Placements and School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships.BRIGHT FUTURE

A Brighter Future through Student Work Placements and School Based Apprenticeships & TraineeshipsSkillsOne television presenter Rachel Small talks about The Bright Futures Campaign and defines School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBATs) and Work Placements. A number of vox pops from various apprentices, trainees, parents, schools & employers feature in this informative video. This video promotes the campaign and explains the need for employers to take on SBATs and students seeking Work Placement.

Cooking up a Bright FutureCooking up a Bright FutureEvery Saturday Jesse Adams, a School Based Trainee Chef, showcases his cooking skills at Catalina, Rose Bay. While balancing a Year 12 workload, Jesse is close to completing his Certificate II Hospitality traineeship and on his way to securing his pathway from school to hisdream career. Working under experienced Executive Chef Mark Axisa gives Jesse the opportunity for real on-the job training. Although the pressure is on for Jesse, he says that "doing a School Based Traineeship gives you a head start in what you want to do after school".
Skills Blooming with School Based Apprentices & Trainees Skills Blooming with School Based Apprentices & Trainees Courtney Hanigan, aged 17, is Amelia Holland's first School Based Trainee at her florist in Norwest Market Centre, Baulkham Hills. As a small business owner Amelia was hesitant about taking on a School Based Trainee, however, over the past two years she has experienced benefits to her business both on a short-term basis and in the long term.
Keep kids in school by getting them out of the classroom Keep kids in school by getting them out of the classroom If it wasn't for Theodora Hatzidakis's School Based Traineeship at Happy Faces After-School Care she would have left school in Year 10 and not completed her Higher School Certificate (HSC).This year she will be finishing her HSC and coming out of her school life with a head start in her career. "I was ready to leave in Year 10 and my Careers Adviser told me about this really cool School Based Traineeship program, and now I am finishing school and coming out with a qualification," says Theodora Hatzidakis, School Based Trainee at Happy Faces After School Care.Once she completes the Certificate IV in Children's Services (outside school hours care), Theodora is able to work in a range of vacation care programs and, before and after-school programs as a Vacation Care Supervisor. This qualification provides advanced standing in the Diploma of Children's Services qualification.
Skills shortage calls for more School Based Apprentices & Trainees Skills shortage calls for more School Based Apprentices & Trainees Alex Dagger, aged 16, is the only School Based Trainee at Kordia Telecommunications, standing him in good stead for employment after school. The telecommunications industry has recognised the skills shortage as an opportunity to skill up school students and fill employment gaps."It is extraordinarily important to skill up the next generation of employees. We have a massive gap in IT and telecommunications staff in Australia at the moment. If there is a gap now then you can expect there will be a gap in the future. By encouraging people to upskill themselves in these trades we can then train them to become the next generation of IT and telecommunications staff," says Kristen Rhodes, Kordia Communications Manager.Alex is also completing a high-level qualification as part of his School Based Traineeship. Once he finishes his Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology qualification and his on-the-job training Alex will be in high demand in the Telecommunications industry.
Supporting students and investing in the futureSupporting students and investing in the futureSchool Based Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Work Placements are a great way for students to experience work and undertake formal, on the job training as part of their Higher School Certificate. "The program is a really great way to encourage students to see their futures. You see their confidence build, you see how they mature and even the businesses that employ them love having young people in the workplace," says Gigi Awadalla, School Careers Adviser.
Jessica's Bright FutureJessica's Bright FutureJessica Taggart's Bright Future began when she undertook a School Based Traineeship, now she is the NSW School Based Trainee of the Year!Jessica's interest in the nursing field began when her younger sister was born with a complex congenital heart disease. Jessica witnessed first-hand the treatment, care and understanding that nurses give to the patients. When she completes her traineeship she hopes to continue on to University to study to become a Registered Nurse or maybe even a doctor.