Charged with the task of raising SBAT participation in pilot schools, the EPPP SBAT Mentors will be key to strengthening the ability of schools to implement targeted guidance for students and build industry/employer partnerships to broker SBAT employment.
The mentors are currently undertaking a rigorous orientation program which provides foundational information about the SBAT program, student mentoring, HSC requirements, partnership and promotional strategies, and apprenticeship and traineeship policy and implementation. They also met on 10 June with the Hon. Dr Geoff Lee, Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education to present a short introduction of what they each bring to the new role.
While it’s been a whirlwind first two weeks for the mentors, it’s been a fantastic opportunity to discuss strategies to engage schools, businesses and communities in school based apprenticeships and traineeships.