November 18, 2020
June 30, 2022
- Hamlyn Heights
The State Government’s Head Start program began in 2019, with an investment of almost $50 million over four years. The program enables students to learn while they earn – commencing an apprenticeship with three days at school and two days on site each week.
The flexible model allows students to spend more time doing paid, on-the-job training while completing their VCE or VCAL at school – and will deliver about 1700 apprenticeships and traineeships in more than 100 secondary schools in 10 locations across Victoria.
Shauna Bowen, young apprentice gained valuable career experience on the Drysdale Bypass Project as part of the Head Start program. Shauna at the age of 17 is the youngest employees of construction firm Decmil and now works on the other projects as part of a Certificate III in Civil Construction. The benefit to business comes with strong candidate profiling and support over a 2-3 year period, ensuring a great fit between new staff member and employer.