Benefits for students
- Improved understanding of the work environment and employers’ expectations.
- Exposure to the world of work.
- Increased self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence, especially in the workplace.
- Increased motivation to continue study and/or undertake further training.
- Enhanced opportunities for part-time and casual employment.
- Opportunity to develop and gain work-related competencies.
- Opportunity to acquire skills relevant to the workplace.
- Opportunity to try out career choices before leaving school.
- Opportunity to develop contacts with potential employers.
- Opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills and competencies related to the accredited course which they are undertaking.
- Opportunity to undertake relevant courses which count towards the student’s exit credential and articulate into further education and training.
Benefits for schools
- Improved knowledge and understanding of changing work environments.
- A positive relationship between the school, local community and industry.
- Opportunity to work collaboratively with parents in their child’s schooling.
- Providing a relevant curriculum which helps students develop skills for life-long learning.
Benefits for parents/guardians
- Opportunity to discuss with their child the topic of work, including their own previous and current experiences.
- Opportunity to positively contribute to their child’s secondary education.
- Opportunity for family involvement in discussions about further education, training and employment.
Benefits for the community
- Provision of links between LLENs, Workplace Learning Coordinator (WLC) services, local government, industry, unions, and education and training providers, to maximise employment and training outcomes for young people.
- Involvement of schools, training organisations and communities in collaborative projects.
- Opportunity for young people to become actively involved in building the local community, especially in regional and rural areas.
Benefits for employers
- Opportunity for involvement in the education and development of students.
- Opportunity to contribute to the development of entry level skills in industry.
- Opportunity to promote to young people the career potential of their industry.
- Opportunity to develop the training and supervisory skills of employees.
- Opportunity for employers to mentor young people in their career decision-making.
- Opportunity to create dialogue with teachers on aspects of work readiness and other matters related to work.
- Building industry-school partnerships that provide for local community needs and endeavours.
- Encouraging students to become involved with businesses in their local community.