On the 24th of May the City LLEN celebrated reaching our SWL program targets for the year; 112 students placed. That’s more than 6 months ahead of schedule and a 120% improvement on outcomes for the same time last year. A very big thank you to our Wendy for her hard work, perseverance and excellent relationship building skills that made this happen.
It takes time to generate the good will and trust of employers and schools. We are grateful for their confidence in us to manage and look after their students during this valuable time in their learning as they step into the world of work. Structured work experience, tailored to match the vocational learning needs of the student provides opportunities for them to grow in self-awareness, confidence, understanding of how an industry works, obtain insights into a workplace and can lead to offers of employment post school completion. We would like to also thank our employers who are so generous and patient with many of the students we place who have a learning disability or come with other challenges, their preparedness to take these kids on is of enormous value to the students and their future hopes and aspirations. When a student understands they can succeed in thw workplace it reinforces the value of education, trying harder and stepping out of their comfort zone, thank you so much for enabling this result.