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A taste of the real world for Bourke High students


Bourke High School students Janayah Moore and Finn Webber with Bourke Clontarf Operations Officer Sam Simmons (left), who accompanied the students on the workplace trip to Dubbo. Photo TWH

Bourke High School News

Five Year 12 students from Bourke High School had their first taste of life after school when they spent a week in Dubbo as part of their work placements.

Accompanied by Head Teacher of Technology and Applied Sciences, Kristi Ibbotson, the students spent five days getting up at 6am, getting ready for work, packing their own lunches, and learning what it’s like to be in the workplace.

Ms Ibbotson said the students embraced the challenge and although most of them decided their first career choices might not be the choices they would later pursue the experience was extremely valuable for guiding them in the future.

The students took part in the Vocational Education Training program, which requires 70 hours of work placement, 30 of those in an industry setting,” she said.

“Because of the limited capacity in Bourke for industry work placement, we took the students to Dubbo to take part in industries from hospitality to agriculture, to technology and metals.” […]

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