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About The Program - APPS Learning Partnerships

About the Program

APPS Learning Partnerships allows volunteers to support our students in preparation for changing future workplaces. Educational research continues to show that schools must be partnered with industry and community to better prepare all students for work and life. Partnerships between schools and industry is one of the best ways to make sure students understand and develop the skills they need for their future careers. Our program aims to connect students & educators with industry & community volunteers in a variety of capacities.

Please note in order to be involved, parent and community volunteers will need to complete a Working With Children Check and provide 100 points of idenitification to the school office.

“We need to make sure every student can access meaningful experiences that provide connections with people outside of usual school and family networks. All students should be able to think about how the world of work aligns with their passions and interests at school.”

– Megan O’Connell (Mitchell Institute- Victoria University)

Volunteer Options

Option One

Skills and Expertise

Are you interested in sharing your experiences and skills to inspire our students about different pathways and opportunities for their future?

You could do this by:

  • Speaking to groups of young people about your career journey and education pathway, and what work you do now.
  • Providing information on skill requirements and possible education pathways that lead to future employment in your industry.
  • Offering students short careers talks including a Q&A session.

Option Two

Curriculum Links

Are you interested in consulting with teachers who seek to enrich school curriculum?

You could do this by:

  • Sharing your expertise to upskill teachers and staff about a specialist area.
  • Helping develop a program that integrates curriculum content with real world connections.

Option Three

Mentoring

Are you interested in providing students with a real world expert in their area of interest?

You could do this by:

  • Mentoring a student/s, with similar interests in personal driven projects related to your industry/field of expertise.
  • Establishing contact with the student/s via email, skype, phone or face to face meetings at school.

Option Four

Workplace Immersion

Are you interested in providing students or educators an opportunity for meaningful workplace experiences?

You could do this by:

  • Hosting students or educators in your workplace.
  • Helping develop a program that integrates curriculum content with real world connections.

Option Five

Virtual Volunteer

Are you interested in communicating your knowledge or mentoring students via online platforms?

You could do this by:

  • Email
  • Skype
  • Social Media

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Acknowledgment of Country

We would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and also pay respect to Elders both past and present.