Taking part in the world of work
Work Experience at Flexi School is an integral part of the development of the students. This gives students the opportunity to experience the world of work and all that is required in maintaining a stable income.
This is achieved in many ways:
- Part time work
- Work Experience
- School-based Apprenticeships
- School-based Traineeships.
Years 11 and 12 have a timetable which can accomodate the above options; year 10 students have the option of participating in these activities on a Friday afternoon. Each student is encouraged to meet with Flexi School's Career Pathways Officer. It is in this meeting career options are discussed and the student is supported to achieve their desired goals. It is a great help if parents and students can assist this process by talking with potential employers about possible placements.
Parents and Carers please note that for insurance purposes it is essential that the agreement is returned to the school with parent, student and employer signatures (we will take care of the Principal's signature). It is important for the student to phone the employer a few days before starting as a courtesy to remind them that the student is coming and to check what clothing is necessary, what food/water is required etc.
Work Experience is a valuable tool which leads many students into School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs) or part time work. When a SAT occurs, valuable Queenslands Certificate of Education (QCE) points are accrued.
Congratulations to those who have worked actively towards their program. Valueable work skills gained through work experience transfer to income earning opportunities later.
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)
The qualification gained with a SAT is a nationally recognised qualification, a valuable employment tool. These qualifications also attract Overall Performance (OP) scores, in the vicinity of 10 for an apprenticeship and in the vicinity of a 14 for a Traineeship. This is invaluable for any student who may wish to undertake tertiary studies in the near future.
Currently, the government is operating an Apprentice Kickstart Program in which employers may gain extra finanical incentives to take on an Apprentice; if you know of an employer who has considered an Apprentice please let the Career Pathways Officer know.
For further information on the Flexi School Career Pathways sector please contact at Flexi School on 46 144 100.