HEADSTART PROGRAM
$389

 

A pre-apprenticeship and employability skills development program designed for Year 12 students who want to secure a career in trades after school.

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2018 PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Three face-to-face workshops scheduled during the school year;
  • Five days' work experience placement with a trade industry employer;
  • Ongoing support, coaching and mentoring between workshop sessions.
STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE
  • Comprehensive workbooks including activities, reflective questions and additional learning resources;
  • Lunch and refreshments at each workshop; 
  • Industry standard personal protective equipment and clothing (valued at $100);
  • Access to a private Facebook group to connect with other HeadStart students;
  • 10% discount on skills development courses offered by MiTraining (RTO 45183);
  • HeadStart Program Certificate of Completion;
  • Access to the MIGAS apprentice employment program and priority candidate status.
LOCATION

Program workshops are held at the MIGAS training facility in Eagle Farm, Brisbane located at:

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech Eagle Farm Campus
776 Kingsford Smith Drive,
EAGLE FARM QLD

2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

WORKSHOP 1 - TRADE YOU: SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS 

Students will develop an understanding of what a career in skilled trades really looks like, the realities of completing an apprenticeship, and what can be done now to best position them to secure a trade apprenticeship after school.

WORKSHOP Snapshot
  • Develop a career action plan and milestones; 
  • Understand self - what are your drivers and motivators; 
  • Understand trade career specialisations and gain insights into the practicalities of undertaking an apprenticeship; 
  • Gain real insights into employer expectations around performance, behaviours, attitude and initiative in a work environment; 
  • Understand the "language" of apprenticeships - who's who, roles and responsibilities.
Saturday 14 April 2018, 9.00am to 3.00pm
 

WORKSHOP 2 - DEVELOP YOU: CONFIDENT, COMPETENT AND CAPABLE

Apart from technical skills, demonstrating emotional and social intelligence (ESI) is key to success and development in a workplace. In this workshop, students will begin to build social emotional awareness in the context of an employee/employer relationship. ESI is linked to self-awareness, self-management and social awareness which enables people to maintain positive relationships and interactions.

Workshop Snapshot
  • Understand what professional conduct in the workplace looks like;
  • Develop resilience and self-confidence;
  • Understand the importance of effective communication and active listening;
  • How to make a great first impression;
  • Simulating cold-calling and developing interview skills.
Saturday 30 June 2018, 9.00am to 3.00pm

 


WORKSHOP 3 - EMPLOY YOU: STAND OUT FROM THE PACK

Students bring together the key learnings from previous workshops, and their work experience placement, to polish up their job hunting skills along with developing career tools.

Workshop Snapshot
  • Develop a persuasive, effective resume and cover letter;
  • Understand the importance of social media in job hunting, and how to protect your digital reputation;
  • Practice interviewing skills and presentation techniques;
  • Know how to sell yourself to a prospective employer;
  • Understand work health and safety requirements.
Saturday 22 September 2018, 9.00am to 3.00pm

 


WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT

Students will be supported to secure up to five days' work experience with an employer in the trade industry to gain hands on practical experience in a real work site, and apply practical skills developed in the program.

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