History of St George Workplace Learning
VISION: “Supporting Learning; Preparing for Earning”.
St George Workplace Learning Partnership Inc (StGWLP Inc) was established to deliver the Structured Workplace Learning program and became incorporated in 2004.
In 2006, the Australian Government committed to the Careers Advice Australia initiative to fund Local Community Partnerships. The aim of this initiative was to ensure that young people throughout Australia were able to access expert industry career advice and meaningful workplace learning experiences, together with the opportunity to gain vocational qualifications while at school. The StGWLP Inc was awarded a competitive contract to implement this initiative over a 3 year period.
In 2009/2010 StGWLP were invited to tender for and secured the contract as a Work Placement Service Provider (WPSP). The aims and outcomes remain the same and we continue to work with local schools and businesses to help young people realise and achieve their potential; identify study, training and work options and implement clear and practical career plans for their future.
St George Workplace Learning Partnership Inc. is governed by a Board of Management which is comprised of people who are interested in not only students’ future but that of the local community too. The members are from a variety of different stakeholder groups within the local community. This includes employer & industry groups, government, catholic and independent schools, TAFE, universities, parents, young people, professional career advisers or associations, community organisations, local government, local service providers, Registered Training Organisations and Group Training Companies. The Board, including the Office Bearers, is elected by the Board members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Board is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership.
St George Workplace Learning Partnership Inc. has a Program Manager, who also coordinates the Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Program, and two Structured Workplace Learning support officers who assist with the coordination of SWL.
In addition to a strong background in teaching and programming VET courses at the HSC level, Scott has experience working in the Entertainment, Construction and Travel fields. Scott holds degrees in Arts and teaching as well as his TAE certification. A new addition to the team, Scott looks forward to establishing connections with partner schools and businesses in his role as Workplace Learning Coordinator.
Sue has 5 years of experience as a business owner/manager within the hospitality industry. Sue joined the St George Workplace Learning Partnership Inc team in 2005 as our Industry Liaison contact and now works as support to the Program Manager/SWL Coordinator. Alongside her Industry experience, Sue has completed several courses/training sessions including: NSW Bridge to Volunteering course, National OHS Construction Induction Training, Communication & Interpersonal Skills Training, Microsoft Word/Excel Training course, Australian Career Development Studies (ACDS) and a Certificate II in Information Technology.