Local businesses helping youth decide careers
The City of Armadale’s annual Armadale Aspire program has kicked off with 15 high school students from seven local schools chosen to be inspired by career opportunities in Armadale.
Now in its third year, the seven week program sees the students from Armadale Senior High School, Southern Hills Christian College, Dale Christian School, Roleystone Community College, John Wollaston Anglican Community School, Kelmscott Senior High School and Cecil Andrews College meet once a week to engage in career development workshops with hands-on industry excursions.
Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the program gives students an insight into the different jobs available in Armadale, and builds their confidence for entering the workforce, helping them broaden their horizons and develop their careers.
“The program upskills students in job interview techniques, resume and cover letter development and correct social media use for employment. The students get to assess their passions, strengths and potential, to understand the types of jobs they are best suited for.
“This year the program also covers advice on gaining apprenticeships, and steps to starting your own business.”
So far in the program the students have had the opportunity to hear inspirational talks and tour local businesses including: Beaver Tree Services, Daly and Shaw and the new Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre (AFAC) to find out about diverse career opportunities available in these businesses, and will visit Crossroads Mechanical, Classic Sounds, Armadale Reptile Centre in the coming weeks.
The program will finish with a formal Graduation evening on Monday 2 September.
For more information contact the City on (08) 9394 5000 or email@example.com.