School-based training boon for kids

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Opinion - Josh Stronach Josh Stronach is a Kar­ratha-based in­dus­try training con­sul­tant with Ap­pren­tice­ship Sup­port Aus­tralia, a Statewide Aus­tralian Ap­pren­tice­ship Sup­port Net­work Provider — an Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive.

Link­ing with your lo­cal high school is key to find­ing the per­fect trainee for your busi­ness.

Em­ploy­ing a school-based ap­pren­tice or trainee is a great op­por­tu­nity to re­cruit an em­ployee who is ea­ger to learn and can bring a fresh per­spec­tive to your busi­ness.

Ap­pren­tice­ship Sup­port Aus­tralia man­ager Lena Con­stan­tine said em­ploy­ing a school-based ap­pren­tice or trainee of­fered ben­e­fits to ev­ery­one in­volved.

“School-based training is a cost-ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion for busi­nesses and offers a strong re­turn on in­vest­ment,” Ms Con­stan­tine said.

“Em­ploy­ers may even be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive fi­nan­cial sup­port while training and there are no training costs while the stu­dent is still at school.

“Busi­nesses have the op­por­tu­nity to nur­ture a stu­dent, with the op­por­tu­nity to of­fer them a full-time ap­pren­tice­ship or trainee­ship upon com­ple­tion of school.”

As the com­pe­ti­tion for jobs heats up, young peo­ple need to be think­ing about how they can stand out from the com­pe­ti­tion.

Ms Con­stan­tine be­lieves that school-based training offers young peo­ple this op­por­tu­nity.

She rec­om­mends in­volv­ing all par­ties in the process of re­cruit­ing and em­ploy­ing a School-based ap­pren­tice or trainee.

“School-based training works best when the school, em­ployer, stu­dent and par­ent can work out an ar­range­ment that suits all par­ties,” Ms Con­stan­tine said.

“Get­ting ev­ery­one in­volved from the be­gin­ning will en­sure the en­tire training process runs smoothly.”

ASA works with schools through­out the Pil­bara and North West re­gions and can as­sist in link­ing busi­nesses to schools and sup­port all par­ties through­out the training pe­riod.

If you’d like to find out more, con­tact me on 0488 919 159.

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