School Based Apprenticeships – Who benefits more the apprentice or employer?

Mrs Wendy Perry, Head Workforce Planner at Workforce BluePrint will be facilitating a workshop at the Long Term Unemployment Conference with Miss Jessica Perry, Lead Facilitator, Career BluePrint.

School Based Apprenticeships – Who benefits more the apprentice or employer?

About the Workshop

The Background:

Hear from an employer and their award winning school based apprentice on the benefits on how to set up a School Based Apprenticeship for success.  The benefits to the business include a cost effective way to structure a job role at an introductory level, gaining insight into potential target markets, balancing the workforce profile and honing coaching and mentoring skills.  From the trainee’s point of view you are one step ahead, with resume advantage and experience, progressing quicker, gaining rewards and skills such as time management, communication and team work.

Who should attend:

This topic is ideal for people who are working with employers and apprentices from employment service providers, schools, group training organisations, government representatives and Registered Training Organisations, as well as business owners and potential trainees.

Structure of the workshop:

This workshop will introduce a system for managing an approach to School Based Apprenticeships where the apprentice is undertaking meaningful work with a well-designed job role, business productivity increases and the outcomes that are promoted are beyond incentives and subsidized wages.  With an employer and trainee co-facilitating from their perspectives, content will be communicated with relevant activities, examples and experiences.

Intended outcomes:
Understand how a School Based Apprentice can transform a business including: reinvigorating a workplace with new ideas, taking away the pain of administration tasks with automation and technology, customising tasks to fit with training outcomes

For the School Based Apprentice how their employment and training can: be coordinated to achieve a balance of personal and business outcomes,  become a great first step to a successful career,  enable them to network and build their profile

About the Workshop Leaders

Wendy Perry is a renowned Director, speaker, writer and innovator in Workforce Planning and Development, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) capability – leading thinking, developing practice, translating strategy into action and growing the potential of clients and partners.

Wendy is a regular chair and MC, professional presenter and speaker having spoken at conferences and forums in Australia and Asia Pacific addressing key topics such as workforce planning and development, digital capability, small business development and digital enabled capability, workforce capacity, capability and development, VET and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET international).  She also has extensive experience speaking at national, state and territory conferences sharing her action research, giving insights into reforms, policy, industry trends, and emerging areas such as digital productivity, Regional Planning and National Workforce and VET Strategy.

Jessica Perry is the Lead Facilitator and Social Media Strategist at Career BluePrint plus Client Engagement and Communications Officer at Workforce BluePrint. Jessica has experience in public speaking and co-facilitating workshops, as well as skills profiling, coaching, mentoring and webinar support. She has knowledge across many online tasks such as managing social media services, databases, transactions and online shops.  She is known for her friendly, cheerful approach and collaborative style, sharing her expertise and assisting colleagues and clients alike.”

Training, Apprenticeship, Vocational skills and Youth Employment

Australian Long Term Unemployment Conference will be held on 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise. The 2 day conference will feature keynote presentations and 4 streams on long term unemployment issues and Training, Apprenticeship, Vocational skills and Youth Employment.

Please click on the link for the Preliminary Program Released. For more information about the conference please visit the website or call the conference secretariat on 61 7) 5502 2068. Reminder! Please note the Early Bird ends on the 7th July 2014.