Polishing Work-Ready Skills

Our School to Employment Program (STEP) students completed the high-impact, work readiness POLISH Workshop last week, organised by the Beacon Foundation.
Beacon’s POLISH work-readiness program boosts employability skills and builds real-life connections to the world of work, to ensure young people feel more confident and prepared for their transition from education into the workforce.
STEP teacher Theresa Jennings thanked the staff and local community members who mentored students in the program, discussing their own career pathways.
“Our enthusiastic volunteers came from a great range of industries,” she said.
“A very big thank you to our staff members Jo Harmer, Phil Waddy, Michelle Holmes and Kelly Hulin, as well as Michael Markham from the Water Corporation, Derek Adams from BHP, ambulance officer and train driver Narelle McIntyre, hospitality manager Leah Hayward, Jenny Craig manager Carey Adams, trainee teacher David Crosse and former Comet Bay College students Layla Rodin and Dylan Mian.
“Our STEP students greatly benefited from your involvement and learned a lot by asking questions directly related to your career experiences.”