A new strategy was created to increase the opportunities for students to gain industry insights and experiences which would prepare students for the world of work and inform their career pathways.

The pathways to employment strategy would seek to engage local businesses and schools and gain commitments on a number of key activities that could be delivered at regional level across Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley.

In December 2018, Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley LLEN facilitated an industry school breakfast in which commitments were gain in the form of pledges to deliver a number of activities. 90 pledges were offered from local businesses and 61 expressions of interest from local schools for the following key partnerships:

If your business would like to be involved and offer your support to local young people contact our Senior Project Officer Jade McQuilken.

If your school would like to participate in any of the industry school partnerships please contact our Project Officer Tim Bulaon.

Problems that matter

We are embarking on developing a new program that provides young people with the agency and decision making to solve programs and gain the skills required for future world of work.

This program will enable young people to develop a number of communication, team work, problem solving, creative and enterprise skills.

Industry practice interviews

The Industry practice interview program brings together students from across Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley and local business people to practice their preparation and participation in an interview process.

Lack of interviews skills and practice has been consistently identified by young people after leaving school. As a result this program was developed to prepare young people for the practical realities of attaining employment, initially is a supported environment.

We have facilitated a number of events over the years including whole days events as well as online into a classroom. Students come together and undertake a ‘mock’ interview for their preferred job with a local business person. The business personal will conduct the interview with professionalism and provide constructive feedback at the end of the process. Participating schools will be providing with a pack to prepare students for the mock interview day and post interview reflections.

Industry visits

Local businesses have offered to provide industry tours for Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley school students to increase their knowledge of careers and pathways opportunities.  We currently have 18 local businesses offering to provide industry visits in areas such as newspapers, graphic design, information technology social enterprise, local government, police, security, football clubs, community health, agriculture and events. If your schools has an interest in a particular industry area let us know in advance and we will do our best to coordinate a visit.

Guest speakers

Several local businesses have offered to come to a school and be a guest speaker to support a careers, vocational or pathways school programs. Currently we have 19 local businesses offering to deliver a speaking opportunity at a Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley school in industry areas such as health, creative design, information technology social enterprise, level crossing removal, local government, police and online newspapers. If your schools has an interest in a particular industry area let us know