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WOW Comes To Western Sydney Students
The Department of Education and Communities Western Sydney Region have partnered with Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), Penrith PCYC, Penrith Panthers, Penrith City Council and Mul-T-Security Penrith to deliver an initiative of FYA, Worlds of Work – WOW.
WOW is a five day program beginning on the 7thMay 2012 that aims to build skills and beliefs that young people need in order to make a successful transition to further education or into the working world beyond school and is comprised of FYA facilitated workshops within some of Australia’s leading workplaces.
Schools Industry Partnership – Schools Business and Community Partnership Broker Program brought together all partners who immediately embraced the WOW initiative with excitement and shared vision and agreed to partner and set about planning a WOW experience that will be embedded in the memories of 25 year 10 students from Western Sydney high schools for a life time together with providing the students with the inspiration and direction to further their education to year 12 and beyond or successful transition to the world of work.
Penrith PCYC Manager Karen Quinn has generously provided the club as the base for WOW to take place where FYA and locally trained school careers advisers will facilitate a variety of success focused sessions.
Accenture, Penrith Panthers and Penrith City Council will host informal workplace visits where a range of employees from executive, managerial and general levels will meet with students, share a bite to eat in a boardroom – office setting and share their experiences, stories, wisdom, highs and lows with the group of impressionable and eager school students.
The aim of the WOW week is for students to answer the question “what does it take to succeed in life and work.”
Local identity Martin Rogers, owner of Mul-T-Security Penrith, will round of the week with an inspirational speech on his personal road to success.
WOW will conclude with a celebration of the student’s achievements with their parents, partners, and local identities in attendance.
Celebration will take place at 2.30pm on Friday 11 May 2012 at:
Department of Education and Communities Western Sydney Region
51 Henry Street Penrith, NSW