Engaging school students
Young people in school today will make up the future workforce, so it is important to consider strategies that target students, their family and support networks, and career advisors. Actively promote skill needs, required qualifications and career pathways. Offer education to employment pathway programs that provide students with equal opportunities to access genuinely meaningful and productive work experience. The following are examples of strategic initiatives targeted at school students that could potentially be tapped into or tailored to grow a sustainable, inclusive local workforce.
Mabel Park State High School’s Health Hub
Throughout Queensland, a growing number of secondary schools have established themselves as Health Hubs and are working with multiple stakeholders with a common agenda to address the projected workforce shortages in health and the high youth unemployment rate. One of these schools is Mabel Park State High School, which offers an innovative school-to-work transition program that includes career talks, Health Inspiration Days, practical work experiences, school-based vocational training and traineeships for students.