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Support Services at GV Health Shocased to local students
Date: 12 Oct 2018
GV Health in partnership with Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project has showcased local employment opportunities to Year 10 students from Wanganui Park Secondary School.
Coordinators of the event Amy Robinson, Coordinator Industry Links and transitions for Lighthouse and Cathy Scott, Director of Nursing & Midwifery Education at GV Health stated the pilot day was an opportunity to showcase an array of local jobs for students especially as GV Health undergoes expansion of its health care services to the community of Greater Shepparton and surrounding districts.
“When speaking with students in High Schools and the needs of the business community it was evident there was a disconnect between young people’s understanding of and exposure to real employment pathways and employment growth sectors within our region” Ms Robinson said.
“GV Health will require up to 400 new roles when the redevelopment is complete, and it really makes sense to embed some local training and employment transitional pathways for our local young people whom are not looking to go directly into university or study in the city” said Ms Scott.
The careers day at GV Health showcased auxiliary roles that assist Health Services to function and provide health care to our community. Students toured and met with professionals on site in the various departments within GV Health such as Catering services, Engineering, Plumbing, Building & Maintenance, Information Services, Administration, Finance, Accounting, OH&S, Human Resources, Gardening. Students were treated to a catered lunch courtesy of Lighthouse and received a careers information bag full of goodies and relevant education and training pathway material. GOTAFE and Latrobe University engagement officers were also in attendance to provide advice and course information to students regarding the many study pathways available locally.
Lighthouse is a community organisation that has created a community movement to improve wellbeing and educational outcomes of young people in Greater Shepparton. The concept of the Health Care Support Services Careers Day was instigated through Lighthouse’s Collaborative Leadership Table ‘Launching successfully to work or further study.’
“There are so many great career opportunities right on our doorstep and days like this can ignite passion and aspiration for our young local people and increase their opportunities to access meaningful and ongoing study and employment pathways” Ms Robinson said.
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