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School Industry Partnerships

SGBCLLEN has developed many partnerships  to support young people in the region. Some of our partners include schools, local government, community and industry. 

Our school industry partnerships improve education and employment opportunities for students. The programs which have been developed through these partnerships allow students to develop links to local industry and gain workplace experience. 

The Watersure and Lattice Energy  partnerships continue to strengthen with the development of school programs. Senior chemistry students are now engaged in a chemistry program at Lattice Energy’s Lang Lang gas plant.  

In 2017, 60 VCAL students had the opportunity to complete onsite OH&S Induction training programs with both partners, enhancing their work related skills. 

Watersure also hosted their first SWL placement in Mechanical Fitting. This led to the organisation creating their very first apprenticeship positions in electrical and mechanical fitting. Both positions have been filled by local students.

SGBCLLEN also facilitated the development of a partnership between Korumburra Secondary College and Burra Foods. Students are now engaging in a science program with specific links to the local food manufacturing industry.  

These successful partnerships with Watersure and Burra Foods were selected by the Department of Education to take part in creating a promotional film highlighting school industry partnerships and SWL placement opportunities. Filming was conducted on site at Watersure and Burra Foods, involving students from Foster, Leongatha, Wonthaggi and Korumburra Secondary Colleges. The films can be found on the homepage and SWL page of our website.

Feedback:

“From my perspective I really enjoyed the visit – it’s the good fun part of my job. They were a great bunch of students, who I guess were somewhat overwhelmed by the magnitude of the installation, however I hope that just seeing the place sparked interest in pursuing careers in the upstart oil & gas industry. I look forward to doing the same thing for your  students next year.” 

Mat Quinn
BassGas Operations Manager
Lattice Energy

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