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Apprenticeships and Workplace Learning

Mrs Lisa Taylor-Phillips, Ben McAtee, Mr Warwick Grice and Mr Dale Briers.

Workplace Learning

Semester 1 has been an exciting time for the VET/Careers Department. Many of our students have attended their Workplace Learning placements with a broad range of companies in the region.

Mrs Wilson and Mr Briers visited workplaces at the end of Term 2 and during the school holidays. The feedback from employers was positive and many commented on how well our students were performing in their chosen work areas.

Workplace learning offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience in work that students may like to enter into in the future.

Did you know that we offer School-based Traineeships?

Mrs Lisa Taylor-Phillips (Apprenticeship Field Officer) from ‘The Apprentice Community’ has been assisting us in providing information to students on School-based Traineeships.

Please contact Mr Briers or Mrs Wilson if you would like to arrange a meeting with Lisa to discuss the traineeships available.

Ben McAtee

Ben McAtee, Year 12, has been offered an Electrical Apprenticeship with Go Electrical Contracting. He achieved this, as a result of his excellent performance during a Workplace Learning placement in Year 11. Mr Grice from Go Electrical was very impressed and decided to offer Ben an apprenticeship.

Our Lady of Mercy College and Go Electrical made it possible for Ben to commence his apprenticeship part-time so that Ben can also finish and graduate from Year 12 later this year. After graduating, Ben will then continue full-time.

Lisa Taylor - Phillips from ‘The Apprentice Community’ and Mr Grice from Go Electrical Contracting visited our College this week and signed the contract.

Congratulations Ben!

Ethan Carbone

We are very proud of our Year 11 student Ethan Carbone, as Ethan received an apprenticeship with MGM Bulk in Heavy Diesel Mechanics. MGM is a well-known family-owned local business operating in the bulk haulage industry, servicing mining companies that require bulk haulage, storage, warehouse management, ship loading, rail loading, and stockpile management services.

Ethan was able to achieve this success by studying an external course and completing Workplace Learning.

Our Lady of Mercy College Careers/VET Coordinator, Mr Dale Briers, visited MGM Bulk last Term and said that the staff at MGM Bulk were very complimentary on Ethan’s workplace performance.

We wish you all the best for next year, Ethan.


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