Career pathways are more complex than ever before, and students aren’t being properly prepared. Research shows us that one in four young people don’t feel their education prepared them with the right skills for the workforce.
One solution? School-industry partnerships!
We’ve co-designed three toolkits to help you build a school-industry partnership that can smooth the transition from education to work for the young people in your life. If you’re an educator, an employer, a parent, carer or guardian, these resources are for you.
A school-industry partnership is a relationship between a school (or schools) and a business (or businesses) where everyone commits to working together to provide students with real-world industry exposure in their career education.
School-industry partnerships can provide young people the opportunity to develop their enterprise and career management skills, improve their networks upon leaving school and have a better understanding of career pathways into the new world of work.
Students who participate in industry supported career education can experience improvements in attainment, school attendance, and enrolment in tertiary education
The toolkits guide a ‘partnership champion’ through the necessary steps to building a strong school-industry partnership. By using worksheets and templates, they can review, establish, develop, design, maintain and grow a school-industry partnership. It also helps the partnership champion to evaluate any current or future partnerships they have, so they can be sure they are delivering the best industry supported career education for their students!
By filling in the three quick questions below, you can get quick access to the toolkits and we can better understand how they are being used to facilitate stronger industry-school partnerships.