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GenR8 Program

14/08/2015

GenR8 is an award winning school to work transition program for Year 12 students in 2016 wanting to enter the transport, logistics and supply chain industry.​ For more information see the links to the right. 

Fraser Coast Information Night
 
   Venue: Susan River Homestead
   Address: Hervey Bay Road, Susan River QLD 4650
   Date: 19 August 2015
    Time: 5:45pm to 8:00pm

The evening will include:
 
   • Overview of the 2016 North Coast Region School to Work programs

   • Presentations by participating employers providing an overview of their industry and work experience opportunities for participating students

   • Networking opportunity for students, parents/guardians, employers and Training Queensland officers
 
What’s in it for our year 12 students?
  • These programs commence the recruitment phase whilst students are in year 11. These students generally would not have a transition pathway into employment post year 12.
  • Students are supported and mentored by  Departmental Officers with a focus on an outcome in either employment or further training.
  • Students who successfully complete the program will achieve:
    • 4 QCE points
    • A Cert II Qualification in either Cert II Health Support Services or Cert II in Logistics
    • Developed employability skills
    • Exposure to contemporary work practices
The School to Work Transition programs
  • Are fully supported and facilitated by the Department of Education and Training (DET) North Coast Region.
  • Are run over a 12 month calendar year and are for year 12 students.
  • Industry placements will occur across:
    • Health organisations including, aged care, disability support, dental, allied health, hospitals.
    • Transport and Logistics organisations including roles in administration, warehousing, spare parts, production and processing, and other trade areas.
  • Offer students an opportunity to undertake a combination of face to face accredited training and 20 days (1 day per week) of unpaid structured industry placement with an employer.
  • Commence in mid to late February 2016 with accredited training commencing in Term 1. 
  • Industry placement will occur throughout Term 2 and 3 2016.     
  • Employers choose the day of the week which best suits their requirements and the Department negotiates with the School to ensure school timetables are adjusted accordingly.
  • Generally the hours of work are the same as the employer’s trading hours but again this is up to the employer.
  • A formal Work Experience Agreement will be entered into between the school, student and the employer.   This ensures the student is covered by the School’s Work Cover Insurance.
  • Students will receive funded training to undertake a Certificate II in either Health Support or Logistics.
  • Once the student completes the Certificate II, finishes year 12 and potentially goes onto employment, the student can then complete a more specialised qualification in the area they have chosen as a career path.  Participating employers may even decide to offer the student a traineeship/apprenticeship subject to  their business needs at the time.      
How do students join the program?
  • Students, parents, guardians and school representatives attend an Information Night scheduled to occur during August and September 2015.
  • At the conclusion of the night, interested students will be invited to complete an online Expression of Interest application to register their interest in participating in the program.
  • The online process will require students to complete a number of pre-entry requirements, including the completion of relevant online short courses, the Department’s “Be Work Smart” Employability Skills booklet and a school reference must also be included as part of the process.
  • The recruitment and selection of students will be a competitive process fully managed by the Department.  
  • The recruitment and selection process will be finalised in Term 4 of the 2015 school year with all parties receiving formal outcome notification prior to the conclusion of the year.
  • Successful students must ensure they are committed to full participation and prioritisation of the School to Work program. It is critical that positive messages are sent to their employer increasing future employment prospects.