Presentation on theme: "1FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 CATHOLIC REGIONAL COLLEGE SYDENHAM VET – VCAL WORK EXPERIENCE AND WORK PLACEMENT PROGRAMS PRESENTER: FLAVIA HOLIAN – INDUSTRY."— Presentation transcript:
1FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 CATHOLIC REGIONAL COLLEGE SYDENHAM VET – VCAL WORK EXPERIENCE AND WORK PLACEMENT PROGRAMS PRESENTER: FLAVIA HOLIAN – INDUSTRY PLACEMENT CO-ORDINATOR
2FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 OVER VIEW OF OUR CLIENTS OVER VIEW OF OUR CLIENTS CRC is part of Federation of 5 colleges – Yr 7-10 Melton, St.Albans, Nth Keilor, Caroline Springs,-& Yr 11-12 at Sydenham. We have a culturally diverse group - 61% of non-English speaking backgrounds which comprise of Filipino, Maltese, Croatian, Italian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Polish, and Sudanese. Their financial struggle impacts on their educational needs.
3FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 Our Current student population at Sydenham is 787. Our yearly retention rate is very good with a loss of 20-30 students per year. Those of which will choose to take up other options like Apprenticeships TAFE Courses Employment
4FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 Catholic Regional College has recognized, - if students choose further education or defer their educational choices they must be equipped with skills for employment after year 12 so that the transition from school to work can be made easier. Offering them Employment skills and knowledge of the work force allows them to be competitive in the work place which empowers the individual.
5FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 CATHOLIC REGIONAL COLLEGES PROGRAM STRUCTURE VET-VCAL – WORK PLACEMENT VOLUNTARY – WORK EXPERIENCE Yr 11 – End of term and Yr 12, -1st week of the school Holidays R.E. COMMUNITY SERVICES – Work Experience ACTIVITES PROGRAM – Work Experience These programs give students the accumulative documentation of experience in the work place, and to potential employers it has genuine currency in the work place. The work related programs are flexible to fit into the students educational program.
6FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 Educative process used to meet the increasing numbers of students and their social environmental needs. COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH STUDENTS PARENTS TEACHERS EMPLOYERSCOMMUNITY
7FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 DETAILS OF VET AND VCAL COURSES OFFERED: Automotive6 Building and Construction15 Business Admin24 Community Rec and fitness15 Community Services10 Engineering6 Electrotechnology12 Equine3 Hospitality12 Hairdressing16 VCE Industry & Enterprise26 Multimedia 30
8FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 WORK EXPERIENCE/WORKPLACEMENT STUDENT INDUCTION BENEFITS REQUIREMENTS EXPECTATIONS PROCEDURES
9FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 WORK EXPERIENCE / WORKPLACEMENT STUDENT INDUCTION BENEFITSBENEFITS - Pathways -Theory into practice -Leaning new skills -Employment opportunities -Portfolio development REQUIREMENTSREQUIREMENTS - - M/O Forms -OH&S & Red Card Training -Skills in finding my own placement -Number of placements required PROCEDURESPROCEDURES -Contacting Employers -Questions to ask Employers -What do I do with my forms EXPECTATIONSEXPECTATIONS -School expectations -Employer expectations - -Government requirements of school and employer - -Behavioural expectations when undertaking work exp Absence, accident, bullying.
10FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN A PLACEMENT How to approach an employer Prepare students to do research and investigation Telephone skills Letter of introduction
11FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 GETTNG STUDENTS READY FOR WORK PLACEMENT / WORK EXPERIENCE Application form – students fill in a application form which mirrors the questions asked by the “WORK EXPO PROGRAM” OH&S Test to be done by the student individually, and evidence to be supplied. Information by Work Safe Victoria on Bullying and Harassment in the work place provided. Equal Opportunity Legislation information provided to student. If the student wishes to find their own employer, they are is encouraged to do so, and supported with a letter of introduction which is provided by the school. Student submits documentation to the industry co-ordinator, and then is processed.
12FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 THE STUDENT WORK PLACE PACK At C.R.C. Sydenham the student receives a work place pack which provided the student with information to assist them with the work placement and work experience process whilst they are at work, the industry placement co- ordinator takes them through this journey and explains what is required of them.
13FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 The student receives the following information in their information pack School Expectations- which include times dates, school requirements. Information for parents Student information on Employer expectations Students documentation on weekly activities, -Diary, Time sheets, Ministerial Orders Employer information,- OHS - School Contact School and Government Expectations of Employer Employer Evaluation of student performance in the work place
14FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 INDUSTRY CO-ORDNATOR LIAISON TASKS CONTACTING THE EMPLOYER – making courtesy call to the employer on the students first day. REMEMBER: to ask if the student arrived o.k. ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT TIME: to either evaluate the students performance or to make a criteria assessment based on course criteria. PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION
15FLAVIA HOLIAN CRC SYD FEB 2008 COLLECTING INFORMATION FROM THE STUDENT – Diary, Times Sheets STUDENT CERTIFICATE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF STUDENT ENDEAVOURS PUBLIC RELATIONS AND GOODWILL TO THE EMPLOYER THANK-YOU LETTER TO THE EMPLOYER SCHOOL NEWSLETTER EMPLOYER CERTIFICATE