Scenic Rim businesses can play a vital role in developing and skilling the region’s young people.
If your business needs an extra set of hands why not consider offering a school-based apprenticeship, or traineeship (SATs).
Employing a young person in your workplace can be very rewarding and provide some real benefits to your business, as Beaudesert based business Truck and Earth Heavy Mechanical found out when employing Sam, a Beaudesert State High School student, last year.
Owner Michelle Rogers says the apprenticeship has proven beneficial to her business and to Sam, who now has practical, on-the-job skills.
“We see it a real benefit to both us and to Sam, as it has given him the opportunity to ease into the chosen trade while completing his senior certificate,” she says.
“As Sam was already doing mechanical subjects at school it gave him the opportunity to put the skills learned into practice in the workplace.
“As an employer it is great to see the younger generation being able to put their skills into practice in a work environment after all their hard work to secure certificates, while also obtaining their senior certificates. As an employer we have seen that Sam has benefited from knowing that he has somewhere to go after school.”
SATs can strengthen your business by training people in skills that meet the needs of the business while helping build the broader skills base needed to keep Scenic Rim industries strong.
There may also be financial benefits available from government agencies to help with the costs of employing a school-based apprentice or trainee.