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As the school year comes to an end the careers team at Corryong College have been very busy finalising opportunities for their students for next year in the form of School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBAT).

Partnering with the Department of Education, Head Start, Mas National, Kestrel Recruitment and local employers, four students will begin their journey into the world of work one day per week next year.

The students will be completing qualifications while still at school in electrotechnology, agriculture, automotive engineering and animal care giving them a great lead into long term careers in their chosen fields.

Emma Paton, Careers Administration Officer at Corryong College, said “We are proud to offer a huge variety of pathways for our students.

“We strive to provide opportunities that are individually catered to the student’s passions and careers.

We would like to congratulate our four students who this week signed up to begin their School Based Apprenticeships for 2024.

“They have worked hard to gain these positions, having been supported at the school and in the workplace and we are certain they will achieve great success.”

One of the students, Layne Klippel, completed a successful work experience placement with Matt Spurgeon and the team at Mildren & Coysh who have a strong history of supporting young people.

He was then offered the chance to begin his automotive journey with a SBAT.

Mr Spurgeon said “It is important to grow your own workforce and to have young people like Layne on board is a positive sign for our business.”

Head Start Coordinator, Shane Crispin, said Corryong is a great community with an amazing school, supportive employers like Spark On Services, BG & DK McNamara Bus Services, Mildren & Coysh and many others who embrace the value young people can bring to their businesses and the community.

“While the wrap around support of the Head Start SBAT program is new it is already making an impact to entrench the ‘grow your own workforce’ mantra,” he said.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more information about SBAT call Mr Crispin on 0476 076 258.

Corryong Courier 21 December 2023

This article appeared in the Corryong Courier, 21 December 2023.

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