Overview

Project Work Skills aims to develop employability skills for students with additional needs, by providing a fun, practical, interactive work readiness program including career development activities and experiences.

During the 10 week program students are transported from school by bus to the workshops and Industry site visits. The workshops the students will be attending will focus on the following topics.

  • Personal Development/Getting to know yourself/Future Planning/Goal setting
  • Personal Presentation & Grooming
  • OH & S – Workplace Safety
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Finding Work / Employer Expectations
  • Resumes, Job Applications and Interview Skills

The workshops are then be followed by three Industry Site visits which outline to the students the following:

  • The different types of career paths and jobs available (specifically for young people with a ‘additional needs’)
  • How to apply for a position within the organisation (Full time/ Part time/ Apprenticeship/ Traineeship (newspaper advertisement, online etc)
  • What are the qualities looked for in an employee? (Reliability, good team player, good work ethic, enthusiasm, punctuality, initiative, well groomed, punctuality etc)
  • Whether the organisation offers work experience and how students could apply

The program finishes with students engaging in simulated job interviews, followed by a Graduation celebration, where students receive a certificate of participation.

For further information please contact Megan Mulrooney.

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