SCHOOL AND BUSINESSES WORKING TOGETHER
MURGON State High School and local businesses are working together to deliver improved vocational outcomes.
Connections to local businesses are embedded in the Murgon State High School curriculum in the form of work experience and school- based traineeships, which help the development of employability skills, more realistic expectations of work, better decision- making about study and career options and opportunities for future employment.
Local businesses are benefiting in a range of ways, including professional learning opportunities for employees and the personal satisfaction that comes from seeing students grow in skills, knowledge, self- confidence and real world experience.
A perfect example how strong school- business relationships can help shape a future and career is Murgon State High School’s partnership with Raj’s Cafe in Lamb St, Murgon.
Student Taylah Berlin completed her Cert III in Hospitalities under the guidance of Raj Begeda.
Raj was extremely satisfied with the school- based traineeship program. Having the opportunity to teach, mentor and encourage Taylah throughout the traineeship was both personally and professionally rewarding. Raj is encouraging all local businesses to participate in the traineeship program.
Taylah reported that the traineeship provided her with the opportunity to gain greater skills and knowledge in hospitality, it was a tangible way for embedding the skills learnt in theory into practice, provided better knowledge of occupational health and safety issues, provided her with the skills necessary in the workplace and improved her employability.
This traineeship also led to Taylah securing ongoing employment with Raj’s. Taylah encourages all students to heavily consider a school- based traineeship.
Taylah has continued to build on her success by being awarded the John Goodchild Memorial Award.
This award is to recognise and reward a school- based trainee or apprentice who has been indentured for a minimum of 12 months.
The recipient must have excellent attendance; consistent effort, behaviour and results; demonstrate a mature manner; and set a positive example for future school- based trainees.
HANDS- ON: Murgon State High School student Taylah Berlin and Raj Begeda at Raj’s Cafe.