INCLUSIONS & OUTCOMES
THE 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.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The HeadStart Program fee is $389 per participant.
Payment is required on offer of enrolment into the Program.
If you would like to discuss group bookings, and program delivery alternatives for your school, contact Petelo, MIGAS Schools and Programs Coordinator, on 0413 967 284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 9 March 2018
MIGAS are now accepting applications for the 2018 HeadStart Program. Program places are limited and applicants will be assessed against the following eligibility criteria:
- Enrolled in Year 12 in the 2018 calendar year;
- Demonstrated, genuine interest in securing and completing a trade apprenticeship;
- Parent/guardian authorisation to attend and support to complete all requirements of the Program.
Students who are working towards obtaining their Provisional Driver Licence on completion of Year 12, and who have undertaken or completed a pre-vocational qualification in a trade related field will be highly regarded.
To discuss the Program or application process further please contact Petelo, MIGAS Schools and Programs Coordinator, on 0413 967 284 or email@example.com.
WHAT DO EMPLOYERS THINK...
"The last apprentice we put on was a MIGAS HeadStart program graduate. I was so impressed by how prepared he was, we could instantly see he was equipped to cope with the transition from school to work. Since starting he has surpassed our expectations, he brings the right attitude and motivation to work everyday which hasn’t diminished since he arrived. I have no hesitation in endorsing the MIGAS HeadStart program and I will be utilising this program to recruit for our future apprentices."
South East Queensland Operations Manager
WHAT ARE HIGH SCHOOLS SAYING...
"In 2017, St Augustine’s College had two Year 12 students participate in the MIGAS HeadStart Program. Both felt they benefitted from the Program because it enabled them to trial their chosen trade career while still at school. The training was offered during school holidays, so there was minimal interruption to their school-based program of studies. The students reported that they enjoyed the holiday training programs because they were doing activities they enjoyed and getting a head start on their future careers. Adding workshops based on employability skills ensured the students are prepared to make a successful transition into the workplace. I have been impressed by the support provided by MIGAS who made sure the students understood what was involved and provided them with regular feedback and guidance about their performance. I’m looking forward to having more students develop their potential through the MIGAS HeadStart program."
Program Leader - Career Pathways
St Augustine’s College, Augustine Heights, QLD
"Over the past two years, I have referred students to MIGAS to participate in the Program. These students were seeking apprenticeships in the engineering industry. I have been very impressed with the organisation of the Program. Students have gained so many skills in the engineering field and have gained valuable employability skills. My students have matured since they have been involved with the Program. They’ve had the opportunity to be placed with potential employers through the work experience component, and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All of my students who have participated in the Program over the past two years have been offered full time apprenticeships post Year 12."
Director of Student Achievement – Yrs 11/12
Cavendish Road State High School
WHAT DO HEADSTART GRADUATES THINK...
"I was beginning my final year of school and got the opportunity to participate in HeadStart. Its helped me develop skills which I’ve been able to use in everyday life. I’m more confident in myself, communicating and working in teams. Through the program I secured work experience in my trade of choice. Petelo not only helped me secure a job but also mentored and supported me throughout Year 12. It was like having my own apprenticeship coach who invested in me to succeed. I would definitely recommend the HeadStart program to any Year 12 student who is serious about securing a career in the skilled trades."
1st Year Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Apprentice