Our Bunbury based Business Development Officer, Tracie Yardley spends time with Newton More Girls Academy students, Keeana, Lauryn and Jasmine discussing their Certificate II Business traineeship.
Tracie is so pleased to be associated with a growing group of young Indigenous School Based Trainees that are taking control of their own future. They are all employed by us at Work Smart and are gaining a variety of Certificate II qualifications which includes working one day of their school week at a host employer.
It was with great pride during the last Girls Academy award night that 2 of these students accepted special awards. These students are held in high regard by their supervisors and other staff within their work places. Well done girls!
This is proof that these students are taking their school work and their traineeship seriously and that the future is very bright for them.
Tracie is often asked why promote School Based Traineeships, why not just get the students to do un-paid work experience. Tracie believes by paying the trainees for the work they do, the workplace is more inclined to give them meaningful tasks which make them more committed to the job resulting in them being more productive for the business.
These students will be a step ahead of the competition for jobs and the qualification they gain could be used for entry into tertiary studies if that’s a path they choose.