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Structured Workplace Learning Forum

Western Local Community Partnership

“Facilitation of SWL”

why a structured workplace learning forum
Why a Structured Workplace Learning Forum
  • Western Local Community Partnership (Western LCP) is funded to facilitate quality Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
  • Based on Western LCP’s Structured Workplace Learning survey (2006) schools requested professional development on work readiness and industry engagement
western lcp is focusing on
Western LCP is focusing on:

a) Providing resources for co-ordinators and teachers in preparing students for workplacement

resources preparation
Resources & preparation
  • A project officer for the following Local Government Areas:

- Mooney Valley (Maria Cox)

- Hobsons Bay (Greg Young)

- Maribyrnong (Tricia Fidler)

- Wyndham (Boyd Maplestone)

- Brimbank (Dave Collett)

- Melton Shire (Tania Sacco)

resources preparation1
Resources & preparation
  • Classroom activities assisting students work readiness
  • Log books (VET subjects)
  • Websites
  • Act as a bank of information on workreadiness resources
resources preparation2
Resources & preparation
  • Access to industry via Western LCP’s SWL website
  • Project officers can facilitate guest speakers
  • Project officers can facilitate industry visits
  • Regular electronic updates on employers wanting to engage with schools in relation to workplacement, guest speaking, site visits, apprenticeships/traineeships and industry-school projects
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Western LCP is focusing on:

b) Working with industry/employers to support quality SWL

working with industry to support quality swl
Working with industry to support quality SWL
  • RICA - developing partnerships with large businesses and industry across the west metropolitan area
  • LCP – continuing to develop partnerships with local and medium sized businesses to support SWL and other school-industry engagement opportunities
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Western LCP is focusing on:

c) Facilitating training to groups of teachers on websites supporting workreadiness or industry engagement

training for teachers
Training for teachers
  • Western LCP project officers can provide training to groups of teachers on the following:
    • Western LCP’s SWL website – access, navigation and administration roles
    • Careers & work readiness websites (e.g. My Future etc.)
    • Workreadiness activities and resources for the classroom
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Western LCP is focusing on:

d) Providing forums for sharing work readiness activities from teachers across the Western Region

forum workshops
Forum & Workshops
  • Sunshine – 3 workshops at Western LCP office
  • Wyndham – 1 workshop in VCAL co-ordinators network meeting
  • Melton – 1 workshop in VET co-ordinators network meeting or earlier if requested
new criteria what does this mean
New criteria – what does this mean?
  • 8 weeks notice after teacher approves on website
  • 1 placement per student, per year
  • Workplacements can only be 1 week, 2 week blocks or one day a week for 8 weeks
  • Students can have up to 5 requests for placements
  • Year 10 & 11 only, no Year 12 students
summary questions
Summary & Questions
  • Emphasis on quality SWL and partnerships
  • Western LCP focus on facilitating workreadiness and workplacement
  • New criteria for accessing Western LCP SWL