Job Placements — BRACE: a Local Success Story

At BRACE, we love supporting our students to achieve their goals, and working with them on their journeys to meaningful employment. We especially love getting our students out into the community, which is why gaining life experience is the key focus of our excursions.

 

There have been high interest levels in our programs this year, its very pleasing to note that many have attended a wide range of activities on offer. So far this year, students in our 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education have participated in a range of excursions and activities, taking them out of their comfort zone and improving their confidence, self-esteem and independence. Here are some great examples of how our students gained that little extra “edge”, as they seek longer term and stable employment:

 

Cranbourne Careers Day

 

April 4th — students attended Cranbourne Careers Day. This is an important regional event bringing together a wide range of career options, employers and training providers. They networked with potential employers and explored industries where they could do work placements or further training. Lots of people to meet, and a great way for our students to begin to understand what employers seek from candidates.

 

“Groomed to Go”

 

April 8th and 9th — students visited “Groomed to Go”, a for-purpose organisation, where they had one-on-one mock interviews with volunteer staff to prepare them for work placement.

 

Work Placement

 

­A stepping stone for students to enter the workforce. Work placement is an eight week block operating out of Coles Frankston, for a few hours, one day a week. Learnings included: facing, putting products in the correct place, tidying shelves, crushing boxes, and customer service. Rubber hits the road right here! Actual work placements are really important. Doing things that matter. Being responsible for getting things done. What a wonderful feeling our students experience, and a real sense of achievement.

 

We love working in partnership with St John of God in placing students into employment after work placements. Employers witness more motivated, hardworking and willing-to-learn students. We are delighted that our students can be found happily employed at Bunnings, Frankston Arts Centre, Coles and Gardening centres.

 

For further information regarding our awesome Work Education Program, please call 9781 3388.

 

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