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Partnership Supports Career Pathways For Youth

21 May 2019

Apprenticeships and traineeships are built on a combination of on the job training and study.

Over the years, My Gateway has enjoyed a strong relationship with Australian Careers Business College (ACBC), who has provided the training courses for many of our trainees.

The relationship has formed over a mutual want to help young people gain sustainable employment.

“The partnership between ACBC and My Gateway works well because we share similar values,” said Svetlana Kumar, Careers Advisor, ACBC.

“Both organisations are focussed on preparing people for the workforce and creating career pathways for young people through training and education.”

Adam Farmer, My Gateway’s Employment Services Manager agrees with this sentiment.

“The team at ACBC are a pleasure to work with because like us, they too get a genuine kick out of helping young people successfully start their careers.”

Svetlana believes the collaboration between both organisations is a “win-win” because of the support the trainees receive in both their studies and work.

“Working with My Gateway trainees gives our team the opportunity to work with motivated young people who are fully supported by My Gateway and their host employers,” she said.

“When trainees are well supported and informed about how their traineeship should work for them and their host employer, it enables our trainers and assessors to focus on skills development. “

Recently, My Gateway and ACBC held a Pre-Traineeship Business Administration course to help young job seekers gain basic skills and knowledge of working in an office environment. The five-week program was a success, with several of the participants now in full-time employment. This follows on from the same course held late last year, with four of the students now in full-time My Gateway traineeships.

“ACBC has met and exceeded My Gateway’s high expectations during the two successful pre-employment programs that we have run together,” said Adam.

Courses like these are part of the journey for some young people who are unsure of what career path to follow. Svetlana and the team at ACBC encourage youth to “take the plunge” when it comes to joining the workforce via a traineeship.

“Traineeships give a nationally recognised qualification that may offer a pathway to further study, other employment or university later on if that is part of their career dream,” said Svetlana.

“But our key message is take the plunge. Get trained and learn how to be part of the workforce and start earning.”