AROUND 90 Monivae College Year 10 students stepped into the workforce yesterday as they began their week-long work experience in a range of different industries and jobs.
The week will give them a sense of independence and an experience of what it is like to be an adult.
Monivae College careers coordinator, Michael Harms said the work experience program was a great opportunity for the students to experience the world and work.
“We give them a lot of independence, asking them to organise their own placements and maintain clear communication with their employers leading up to work experience week,” he told The Spectator.
“I’ve seen students get apprenticeships and part-time jobs from their work experience week, so there’s no doubt the week can open doors.”
The Year 10 students were required to show “courage and maturity” throughout the application process for their work experience placement, individually contacting their potential employers.