As we get closer to the start of term two, so too is the approach of the start date of some exciting experiences for local students. We have been working very closely with students at Leeton High School and St Francis College who are participating in two exciting programs. The WIN and Futures Are Us programs offered at Leeton High School and St Francis respectively are each designed to engage students looking at careers in a trade or specialized industry. The programs help the students take steps towards attaining a career in those industries. Each student actively participates in determining their career trajectory and the support from their school, parents and members of the business community all help to put them on the path to a successful future.
The success of these programs rests on the generous support from local businesses, organizations and educational facilities who embrace the opportunity to bring students into their workplace for structured work experience placements. The placements give students a hands-on look into their industry of choice where they are treated as adults, given tasks, schedules and responsibilities that offer their first look into the industry. Whether they are assisting in the repair of a diesel motor, learning to run a retail store, helping to teach toddlers at an early childhood education centre or assisting with a flooring installation, each student is about to take steps into the workplace that could lead them to long and fulfilling careers.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank the businesses who generously offer their support, experience and time to youth within our community: Ben Powell Electrical, Ben Walsh Electrical, Brads, Brint Designs, Cummins, Eurells, Dobija Print World, Freedom Foods, Goodstart Early Learning Centre, Gralee Support School, Guilford General Transport, Hairmasters, Hotel Leeton, Bill Arnold and Hotondo Homes, Indulgence for Hair, Lanhams of Leeton, Leeton AMCAL Pharmacy, Leeton Early Learning Centre, Leeton Floors, Leeton Preschool, Leeton Public School, Leeton Toyota, Malmet, The Hairy Corner, The Narrandera Argus, Narrandera Preschool, The National Rugby League, Parkview Public School, Russell’s Auto Electric, Southern Central Engineering, Towne & Country Tyres and Yenda Producers.
As they so generously offer their support and experience to these students, we ask that the next time you do business with or visit any of these companies, organizations or educational facilities please offer your thanks for their continuing investment in our youth and communities.