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The Early Childhood Education and Care sector in partnership with Beacon and the Department of Education are excited to announce the activation of the next step of the ‘Careers in our Future Workforce’ initiative.

This model has incorporated past exposure opportunities in the early childhood education and care sector.  These have included a Department of Education run Early Education and Care Career Awareness Program (CAP) and parent/teacher/student information sessions.  Although the sector will be noting participation, attendance at these past sessions is not a mandatory requirement for a student to proceed with registration for the next phase of this initiative, ‘Beacon Prepare for Work Program/ Work experience’.  However, IT IS MANDATORY to apply for this stage ‘Beacon Prepare for Work/ Work experience’ to be eligible to apply for a Australian school-based apprenticeship.  A limited number of places for both the Beacon Prepare for Work program and Work experience will be offered.  Students who are unsuccessful will be provided with information about opportunities to apply next year or pursue a career in the early education and care sector.  Feedback will be provided to ALL participants and schools.

Southern centres which are currently committed to this initiative include Goodstart (Claremont, Glenorchy, North Hobart, Hobart, Blackmans Bay), Lady Gowrie (Battery Point, Cambridge, Moonah, Hobart, Sandy Bay), Phoenix Children’s Services (Howrah), Malunna Child Care Centre (Midway Point), Tiny Tackers (Glenorchy).  Other centres may be interested in hearing from students who wish to pursue a career in the early childhood education and care sector but have not as yet committed Australian School-based Apprenticeship employment opportunities.  For this reason, when registering you will have the option to select a location of ‘other’ and provide details of your interest with a centre in an area that has not been listed.

Students should give consideration to their ability to travel to the above listed centre locations for work experience and possible employment when applying.

The Southern Beacon Prepare for Work Program will be held in Hobart on Wednesday the 3rd of September.  If you are successful in being offered a place on this program you will be notified of further details.

Work experience offerings will be made and coordinated with students and schools in the September-November period.

 

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This is an initiative of the Beacon Foundation and Department of Education Tasmania’s Australian School-based Apprenticeship Partnership 2014-2015

 

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