PREPARING STUDENTS FOR LIFE AFTER SCHOOL

Employability means having a set of attributes, skills and knowledge that will support effectiveness in the workplace. Employability benefits the self, the employer and the wider economy.

PUTTING CONCEPTS INTO PRACTICE

The Aspirations Employability Portfolio (AEP) pairs Year 12 students with employers on industry-commissioned projects. Over the course of 10 weeks, students work in small groups to solve real-world challenges faced by the employer.

During the research and design phases, students work alongside and learn from real employees of the commissioning company. At the end of the 10-week cycle, students present their solution to the employer. The solution is customised to the challenge – it could be a tangible product, a digital product, a system, concept or strategy.

Through working on an AEP project, students develop their 10 21st century skills.

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