School, Business, Community Partnership Broker Program (PB Program)
CBCC links with and builds strategic, long term, mutually beneficial partnerships between stakeholders including Education and Training Providers, Business and Industry, Community Providers and Parents and Families to support the Government’s Education Reform and Social Inclusion Agenda to improve education and transition outcomes for all young people. The goal of the program is to improve education, training and employment outcomes for young people including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, increase the Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates to 90% by 2015 and support youth to gain skills and experience necessary to become creative, confident individuals who can make successful life decisions. To achieve these goals, our organisation works closely with stakeholders to identify local needs and issues and to develop partnerships between stakeholders that assist in overcoming barriers.The PB Program is a National Wide program and is funded by the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Dept. of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations. (DEEWR) CBCC is the provider in Bankstown and Inner West Region and Canterbury and St George Region.
If you are interested in finding out more or engaging in a partnership please contact our PB Team.
Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Young people in school pursuing their Higher School Certificate in Year 11 or Year 12 may undertake a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Program whereby students may achieve a Higher School Certificate and a vocationally recognised qualification chosen from a range of industry courses. The qualification is undertaken along with the HSC either in school or through attendance at TAFE. All students undertaking a VET course must attend a mandatory Workplacement for each year of study of approx. 35 hours. https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/vetinschools/
Structured Workplace Learning is a program available to students in all schools in New South Wales (Dept. of Education, Catholic Education and Independent Schools). The program is funded by the State of New South Wales through the Department of Education and Training. It provides students with the opportunity to gain practical skills, knowledge and experience working within the industry. In addition, students gain a range of other non vocational skills including such things as an understanding of the ‘World of Work’ and travel skills.
CBCC’s role is to organise approx. 3500 work placements annually for young people in the Bankstown and Inner West Region. There are currently more than 340 local businesses supporting young people to attain these skills through the program conducted by CBCC.
The program is FREE and young people are fully insured during their placement. If your organisation is able to support young people please contact our Structured Workplace Learning Team.
Independent Employment Advisor Program (IEA)
CBCC is the provider of the Independent Employment Advisor Program, a service for students in years 9-12 who will be supported in their transition from school to employment. The services will be offered to 107 nominated students attending school in Canterbury Bankstown regions. CBCC Employment Advisors will work with selected youth in school to provide advice and assistance with career planning. Students have the opportunity to explore education and training pathways, employment opportunities and/or other relevant transition plans related to each individual’s career goals. The exploration of their career choice will be done through group activities, individual work, tours, job shadowing and other fun and creative activities that will help the young person find the perfect career pathway. CBCC Advisors will provide a service that will ensure each student finds a career pathway that matches their strengths, interests and goals.
Participating schools include:
- Bankstown Senior College
- Bass High School
- Birrong Boys High School
- Condell Park High School
- East Hills Boys Technology High School
- Granville Boys High School
- Granville South high School
- Punchbowl Boys High School
- Sir Joseph banks High School