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[…]

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[…]

Jobs night for youth

Are you a recent school leaver looking to start your career? It might be a good idea to attend the FREE Jobs for Youth Night being held at Bankstown Sports Club on Monday 11 March from 7pm. There will be hundreds of jobs on offer across a wide range of industries. You will hear from[…]

Work placement team udpate

2019 placements have commenced with students going out this week 4th Feb 19. We are looking at a busy year ahead and have some 6000 placements to organise. We are always looking for new hosts so if you know someone who would be willing to take students please let us know. Our work placement team[…]

Emma Sullivan joins our team

At MWLP we specialise in linking youth to business, careers and opportunity. Late last year we held a Jobs for Youth night at Revesby Workers Club attended mostly by recent school leavers and their parents. Emma Sullivan arrived with her mum and was keen to learn about traineeships and what they had to offer. She[…]

Business of the Month February 2019

The Mill Hotel located in Milperra features four bars, an outdoor entertainment stage, multiple beer gardens, bistro, kids play area and much more. They are passionate about youth and support students in Year 11 and 12 who are studying Hospitality as part of their Higher School Certificate. Two students each week are given the opportunity[…]

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[…]

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:

September Business of the Month – Bartercard Sydney

Bartercard is the operator of the world’s largest trade exchange where businesses have saved $4.5 billion since inception some 27 years ago. By exchanging products and services without the use of cash, members attract new customers, fill valuable downtime or empty seats and shift excess stock in a competitive market. Their members are trading everything[…]

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[…]

July Business of the Month – 32 Hundred Lighting

Established in 1988, 32 Hundred Lighting are experts in cutting edge lighting, sound and audio-visuals. They hold the Guinness World Record for the largest interactive lighting display at last year’s Vivid Light Festival. Sydney Vivid Light Festival They are also vital supporters of our youth and the community. 32 Hundred Lighting offer valuable work placements[…]

Picton High girls lead the way thanks to Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers has significantly increased its community engagement following the development of the club’s first community strategy. This strategy centres on six key pillars that focus on Education, Indigenous, Multiculturalism, Women, Healthy Living and Grass Roots. As part of the strategy for women, MWLP Linking Youth commenced working with Wests Tigers last year to run[…]

Celebrity chef Luke Mangan inspires students

270 students and teachers had the privilege recently to hear Luke Mangan talk about his career highlights and what motivates him. The Inspired Series and Hospitality Careers Expo was held at Revesby Workers’ Club on June 25. Public, Catholic and Independent schools attended from Merrylands, East Hills, Ingleburn, Cecil Hills, Hoxton Park, Canley Vale, Tempe,[…]

Careers Expo Success

3,000 students from 24 high schools and 100 exhibitors ensured this expo was an outstanding success. Students had the opportunity to sit and chat with Careers experts. They were linked to Universities, local employers and Group Training Organisations. Jess O’Flynn from Mt. Carmel High is interested in a career in interior design. She connected with[…]

June Business of the Month – NECA Training

NECA Training & Apprenticeships is a non-profit organisation, established in 1916.  It has 5,000 members who employ 100,000 people. NECA currently employs approximately 720 apprentices. They are the industry association for electrical contractors and are passionate about training and young people. NECA Training & Apprenticeships offers work placement to students in Years 11 and 12,[…]

May Jobs for Youth – Podcast Summary now available to listen to

Check out this episode! You’ll hear from two speakers from our Jobs for Youth Night held in Bankstown recently.  They talk about the importance of VET and what you need to know about traineeships and apprenticeships. To listen on iTunes, click here: To listen on Soundcloud, please click here: