In 2016 Victoria’s 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) were funded to coordinate Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) opportunities for school students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) programs including SBATs, as part of their VCE or VCAL.
What is Structured Workplace Learning?
Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is on-the-job training that allows students to develop their work skills and understand employer expectations. More than short term, observational work experience, SWL is hands on learning that is linked to a VET in Schools (VETiS) course of study. SWL allows students the opportunity to practice and learn new skills whilst preparing for the world of work.
SWL Statewide Portal
The SWL Statewide Portal aims to increase student access to local and statewide work placements. This new approach to SWL is part of a suite of Education State initiatives to support young people in their education and training.
GRLLEN’s website Experience for Work for Young People value adds to the SWL Statewide Portal to help our local VETiS students with:
an introduction to local trending industries to see where there is job growth in the Geelong region.
linking these trending industries to a live feed of SWL opportunities offered by Geelong region employers. Opportunities canvassed from regional trending industries are carefully selected to introduce our young people to the diversity of new careers in Geelong industries.
equitable access to SWL – opportunities for all students across all schools.
a central repository for all SWL resources including those for students, parents, teachers and employers.
a way to stay connected! Using social media or email, students and their supporters can share the experiences they are interested in with each other.
a direct link to their future: www.geelongcareers.org.au. This suite of apps and websites offers a live feed of the jobs currently on offer in the region today and links to our top eight trending industries and the 40 best performing careers within them.
regular news stories about new jobs, career trends and where SWL can take our local young people in the future.