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  1. VET in Schools DirectorateSchool to Work Training Program 2003 Government Directions in Vocational Learning Presented by officers from the VET in Schools Directorate NSW Department of Education and Training 2003

  2. 510 schools participated involving 135,000 students 120,000 logbooks distributed to schools five additional multimedia vocational learning resources distributed to schools support for 50 Careers Expos School to Work ProgramMilestones for 2002

  3. Number of students participating inSchool to Work Planning 2001 & 2002 Total Students 2001 = 58912 2002 = 134939

  4. Activities identified by schools that contributed to School to Work Planning in 2002

  5. What are teachers saying? • “Students had a better idea of what to choose when it came to subject selection” Grafton High School • “STW is an excellent initiative which the students have really taken on board and enjoy” Mendooran Central School • “The production of a resume was highly appreciated as it is a tangible result which students can use immediately” Wellington High School • “STW is now being viewed as an important component of the school structure” Cabramatta High School • “The focus was on getting the students to look at School to Work as a process of life long learning” Liverpool Boys High School

  6. What are teachers saying? • “Students felt a sense of achievement when gaining certificates – they realised a connection between school and work” Narrandera High School • “The profile of STWP in the school has increased. There is an increased awareness amongst students of the need to plan their move from school to work” Wade High School • “Students understanding of the importance of decision making, subject selection and VET courses has been greatly improved” Yanco Agricultural High School • School to Work was quite a successful program that will continue. There are areas that need refining and this will happen. The school itself was very supportive and are keen to see it happen again”. Miller Technology High School

  7. Student outcomes reported by schools 2002 Students have developed knowledge, skills and attitudes about:

  8. National Directions National Goals for Schooling in the 21st Century – Adelaide Declaration 1999 SKILLS AND CAPACITIES employment related skills and an understanding of the work environment, career options and pathways CURRICULUM vocational learning in all secondary programs and enterprise skills, including those skills which will allow flexibility and adaptability SOCIAL JUSTICE clear and recognised pathways to employment, further education and training

  9. National Directions VocationalLearning Vocational learning includes elements such as: • general employability skills • enterprise education • career education • community & work based learning All students should experience vocational learning at each level throughout their schooling Vocational Education and Training in Schools Framework – MCEETYA March 2000

  10. National DirectionsStepping Forward – improving pathways for all young peopleWellington Declaration 2002 “ With this declaration, we commit to developing practical ways to increase the social, educational and employment outcomes of Australia’s young people……” A joint Declaration by Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers for Education,Training, Employment, Youth and Community Services

  11. National DirectionsStepping Forward – improving pathways for all young people Key Areas for Action • education and training as the foundation to transition pathways • access to career and transition support • responding to the diverse needs of young people • promulgating effective ways to support young people • focused local partnerships and strategic alliances

  12. National DirectionsThe OECD Report to MCEETYA2002 Positive recognition to NSW with specific mention of: • the “strongly professionalised structure” for careers advisory services • the logbook as a “well-developed example” of a portfolio system • the impressive speed in which the NSW School to Work Programhas focused on supporting the transition of all young people.

  13. National Directions“Supporting People’s Transitions Across the Lifespan”2003 Miles Morgan Report to DEST Positive recognition to NSW with specific mention of: • students having a careers adviser dedicated to each government school. • the School to WorkProgram …providing a structured, planned approach to supporting students to better identify, plan for and manage their transitions from school to a range of post school options

  14. NSW Policy Directions • Board of Studies K -10 Curriculum Framework (March 2002) • BOS K -10 Cross-Curriculum Content Statements (July 2002): • Information & Communication Technology • Work,Employment & Enterprise • Key Competencies • Work EducationStage 4/5 • Supporting the Australian National Career Information System,

  15. How is the VET in School Directorate supporting vocational learning in NSW schools?

  16. Vocational learning and… intellectual rigour Traditional ‘academic’ subjects can positively incorporate vocational learning principles

  17. Vocational learning and… sound pedagogy Effective teaching and learning is enhanced by providing access to environments within and beyond the classroom which link student learning to personal, social and work contexts

  18. Vocational learning and… • links subjects and courses to further education, training, employment and enterprise • highlights crucial work that can otherwise be overlooked or forgotten by students • supports explicit and systematic teaching and learning • enhances student support for subject selection all KLA teachers

  19. Vocational learning and... Students • meet curriculum objectives • understand and map pathway options • feel more confident about future opportunities • uphold greater value for their subjects

  20. Vocational learning and… • appreciate curriculum which is relevant and prepares students for the future • value the explicit learning of employment related skills Parents and Community

  21. Vocational Learning and…. Employers and tertiary institutions • Value students who are: • articulate in interviews • able to demonstrate their skills, attributes and achievements in applications • self directed learners • better prepared for the world of work

  22. Vocational learning is supported by…

  23. Vocational Learning Priorities for 2003 • Using a cross curriculum, whole school management approach to vocational learning • Consolidating the entitlement for all NSW government school students in years 9 to 12 to access school to work planning, supported by the employment related skills logbook • Building community partnerships to strengthen workplace learning programs, enterprise activities and support student transition from school