Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

6 September 2019

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

State Service School-based traineeship success

A pilot program in the Tasmanian State Service, which provides students in Government schools access to a paid traineeship, will continue to be rolled out following its success.

Fourteen students participated in the pilot program, which provides pathways to employment for young Tasmanians in partnership with the Tasmanian State Service and The Beacon Foundation.

It gives students in Government schools access to a paid traineeship in the Tasmanian State Service as part of their year 11 and 12 studies.

To add to the success of this initiative, Rachell Robinson and Jarred Pinner from the current pilot program have been named as finalists in the 2019 Tasmanian Training Awards hosted by Skills Tasmania for their outstanding work in the program.

Both Rachell and Jarred are finalists in the School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award, which is presented to a student who is undertaking a Certificate II or above qualification as a part-time School-based Apprentice/Trainee.

By being part of the program, young Tasmanians are being given the opportunity to combine work, training and education, and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

The program supports the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s commitment for Year 12 attainment by providing engaging and meaningful educational and training opportunities.

It also provides the trainees with pathways into further employment in Tasmanian State Service and/or further education, with the two of the 14 students who have so far completed the program, being offered employment in those State Service agencies.

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