The City of Armadale’s 2019 Aspire program has seen another successful year with 14 graduating local high school students receiving their graduation honours from the City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelone at a function in Armadale 2 September.
The popular program, now in its third year, saw students participate in weekly career development workshops and hands-on industry excursions across seven weeks, culminating in select work placement experiences for some.
Graduates were encouraged to think about their passions and strengths and what career might suit them, as well as prepare for the requirements of employers through workshops and local business speaker presentations.
Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP says he was heartened by the positive feedback the program was receiving from participating businesses and the students, teachers and parents in the school communities.
“We have just had some really heart-warming feedback about Aspire, the program has really helped some students figure out what they are passionate about and given them some direction and confidence, as well as a chance to learn those practical skills so essential in finding rewarding employment,” said Mayor Zelones.
Participating high schools included 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.
Participating work placement business partners included Crossroads, Armadale Respite Centre, City of Armadale, Daily and Shaw, Beaver Tree Service and Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre.