The “Passport 2 Employment” (P2E) program grew out of the Glenelg Transition Action Network (GTAN) supported by the GSGLLEN. This program provides pre-employment training to assist students that have been identified as benefitting from extra transition education, preparation and support.
The main objectives of the program include:
- Motivating and empowering students to continue to engage and achieve with education throughout their secondary schooling years
- To provide participants with skills and knowledge that will assist them in seeking, finding, obtaining and retaining employment and/or further education training opportunities
- Information sharing and networking with business and industry, community and also related support agencies
The program commenced in Portland in 2014, and in Hamilton in 2015. It runs as a weekly session for 8 weeks, and focusses on topics like employability, communication, presentation and life skills, addressing systematic barriers to employment and/or further training and exploring pathways, oral health, nutrition, fitness and healthy eating.
The program includes a workplace tour, a shopping trip, an exercise and cooking session, a graduation luncheon and much more.
The overall aim is for participants to graduate from the program with positive aspirations and attitudes towards life after school and a belief in what they want to achieve, along with providing them with some of the skills to achieve whatever they want to.
If you, or a partnership you are involved in, would like to offer the Passport 2 Employment program within your region please contact Cathryn Walder for more information. Please also see a copy of the Permission to Use Agreement here: