Business of the Month July 2019

Mowbray Park is an historic property and working farm that dates back to 1822. It has been offering Farmstays for over 40 years. Activities on the farm include archery, sheep shearing, boomerang throwing, cattle feeding and horse and pony rides. There’s also an outdoor pool, hiking trails and a kids’ club that arranges treasure hunts.[…]

Macarthur Careers Expo success

Wow! Feedback from exhibitors, educators and most importantly our youth was overwhelming! Some 3,000 students attended the Macarthur Careers Expo at Club Menangle yesterday to start career conversations with the experts.There will be plenty more good news stories to follow. Stay tuned! Click here to access the photos 

Business of the Month June 2019

Fly By Fun is one of Australia’s leading national children’s entertainment companies showcasing birthday parties, Christmas parties, weddings, ‘bring your child to work’ days and much more. Fly By Fun has grown from a ‘one fairy’ business run from home in 2008 to an organisation employing 10 staff and utilising 150 contractors. Last December they[…]

VET in Schools producing tradies

Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools has been around for a long time and its popularity is on the rise. Students in years 11 and 12 select frameworks such as Hospitality, Construction, Retail, Metals & Engineering, Business Services, Entertainment, Primary Industries, Tourism, Electrotechnology and Information & Digital Technology. VET in Schools allows students to[…]

Students start career conversations and link with experts at Careers for Youth night

  Some 200 students, parents and carers attended Campbelltown Performing Arts High School (CPAHS) recently to learn more about life after school. Rose Vujcic, Careers Advisor from CPAHS kicked off the night with an informative talk on where to start. Questions like “What inspires you”, “What are you good at”, “What lifestyle do you want”[…]

Careers Night for years 9 – 12

* We have an exciting opportunity for students in Years 9 to 12 to attend a Careers Night, focusing on kick starting careers. It is a free event being held at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School on Monday 20th May 5.30pm to 8.00pm. Students will explore career options, identify strengths and learn how to make[…]

Business of the Month May 2019

Best & Less Bankstown caters for the whole family offering great products at great prices. They have been servicing the Bankstown community for over 20 years and employ 22 staff. Best & Less Bankstown are passionate about youth and offer two students every week the opportunity to put the skills they are learning in the[…]

For the love of food!

John Therry High students cooked up a storm recently for 70 teachers and senior students. These Year 12 students are studying Hospitality as part of their Higher School Certificate and were offered this unique learning experience as part of their mandatory work placement. Students prepped, cooked and served delicious chicken and lamb burgers followed by[…]

Business of the Month April 2019

Stellino Carpentry & Maintenance has been established for some 40 years.  They specialise in joinery, upmarket fixing and restoration. Their current project is restoring Gledswood Homestead that was built in 1810. Owner/Director Gary Stellino has been offering work placement to students in Years 11 and 12 who are studying Construction as part of their HSC.[…]

Vocational students honoured at MWLP Awards Night

Some 250 excited nominees, families, educators, host businesses and VIPs attended the MWLP Student Work Placement Awards recently. Students were nominated by their host employers for outstanding performances during their work placement. These students are in years 11 and 12 and undertaking vocational courses as part of their Higher School Certificate, where work placement is[…]

Vocational Education and Hospitality shine at T-Red dinner

Some 70 year 10,11 and 12 Thomas Reddall High School students prepared, cooked and served a three-course meal (alternate choice) for 100 staff, family and VIPs held in their Auditorium last night. These talented and passionate young people worked alongside guest chefs – Graham Krueger from Wests Leagues Club, Peter Sheppard from Campbelltown Catholic Club,[…]

Students win at Jobs for Youth night

Bankstown Sports was the venue for our most recent Jobs for Youth night. Approximately two hundred young people, parents, carers and educators attended. My Gateway, one of the region’s largest employers of trainees and apprentices addressed the audience on the benefits of undertaking this vocational pathway. Adam Farmer, My Gateway’s Employment Services Manager, said “You[…]

Business of the Month March 2019

Arex Engineering is located in Picton and has been established since 1989. They specialise in engineering, manufacturing, welding and fabrication. They enjoy giving back to the community and showcasing their industry to young people. That’s why they have been offering work placement to students since 2002. These students are in either year 11 or 12[…]

Futures sorted at jobs night

Hundreds of passionate youth, their parents and educators attended the MWLP Jobs for Youth night held recently at Wests Leagues Club. Attendees learned about the advantages of becoming apprentices and trainees with plenty of real jobs on offer, across a wide range of industries. From Child Care to Construction, Automotive to Engineering, Horticulture to Human[…]

Job seekers find answers

Students, recent school leavers, parents and carers attended a Jobs for Youth Night held at Revesby Workers last Monday. Guest speakers spoke of the benefits of undertaking Traineeships and Apprenticeships. The fact that young people can learn while they earn and be connected to industry was news very well received. Jenny Bigwood attended with son[…]

December Business of the Month – Electromaster

Electromaster is a family owned and operated business employing some 85 personnel. They specialise in all facets of the electrical industry. Their ability to combine the various areas of electrical work, complete with switchboard manufacturing, makes Electromaster unique. Founded in 1972 they pride themselves in their work, appreciate their workforce and provide a great environment[…]

Education is the winner at the 2018 World Teachers Awards

Our children’s futures are in excellent hands judging by the calibre of teachers represented at the recent 2018 World Teachers Awards held recently at Concord Golf Club. Hundreds of guests witnessed 57 worthy recipients receive awards for excellence. The 2018 Primary School Division Winner Mark Gannon from Trinity Grammar School commented “It is incredibly humbling[…]

Student gains employment after work placement at Seta’s Cafe

Ingleburn High student Tiarna Francis is in Year 11 and studying Hospitality as one of her HSC subjects. This course requires students to attend compulsory work placement to attain both their Higher School Certificate and a Certificate II in Hospitality (Food and Beverage). Seta’s Café Campbelltown has been part of the MWLP Work Placement Program[…]

Careers sorted at apprenticeship expo

Approximately 200 young people, parents and educators attended the recent My Gateway Apprenticeship and Traineeship Information Night, held at Penrith Panthers. They heard from employers, apprentices and experts about why they should consider an apprenticeship or traineeship. Brad Lackey is in Year 12 at Richmond High and attended the night with his parents, Jennifer and[…]

Get your future career path sorted

Thanks so much Lauren Suttie, journalist from the Western Weekender, for your article on our upcoming My Gateway Apprenticeship and Traineeship information night.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for school leavers and recent school leavers to learn all about apprenticeships and traineeships and why they are a valued career pathway.  Read more:

Vocational education in our schools is the winner

Hundreds of students, parents and educators attended the recent 2018 Vocational Education and Training Awards held in the grand ballroom at Bankstown Sports. The night was a celebration of vocational education and highlighted the talented schools, teachers and students that are involved. Camden High School took out top school. Two teachers also won awards. Cindy[…]

South Western Sydney/Macarthur apprenticeship and traineeship expo on soon

In the next 12 months alone, experts predict NSW will need another 50,000 skilled construction workers and 19,000 chefs. There’s never been a better time to start an apprenticeship. So head down to the South Western Sydney/Macarthur Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo at the Whitlam Leisure Centre, Liverpool on Thursday 30 August and get your apprenticeship[…]

August Business of the Month – Tagright Electrical

Established in 2006, Tagright Electrical performs tagging, electrical contracting and maintenance in industrial, commercial and residential premises. They have been offering Year 11 and 12 Construction students weekly work placements in their business for over four years. Owner, Bhagat Singh says “It is good to help out. Someone gave me an opportunity when I was[…]

VET in Schools forum delivers

As promised the 2018 VET in Schools forum inspired nearly 200 guests made up of VET (Vocational Education and Training) Educators, Group Training Organisations, Registered Training Organisations, TAFE Colleges and Industry from across the state. The aim of the day was to spread the word about the importance of VET in Schools as an excellent[…]