Following a great new partnership developed under our SWL program with Spotless Intergrated who provide a myriad of services to the MCG the opportunity arose to develop an industry immersion day that would enable interested students to:
Learn about the range of careers available to them from hospitality roles to groundskeepers
Participate in hands-on learning activities and tour the facilities
Hear from a range of speakers working at the MCG about their roles, their career pathways and gain tips and information for managing entry into their selected careers
How to leverage their SWL placements to gain part-time work and
Ask lots of questions about the various occupations, skills required and attributes needed to succeed.
A group of 30 Year 10 and 11 students from schools within the City of Melbourne attended this industry immersion day that ended with the students touring the sports museum. The day was highly successful with teachers and students reporting high satisfaction with the industry immersion and asking us to repeat the program for students next year.
This day also had many unexpected positive outcomes in the way the different student cohorts from different schools joined together for the day, learnt from each other and gained new perspectives and respect for young people who may appear different from themselves, this unplanned exercise in social cohesion and inclusivity was a welcome bonus.