On Friday, Souths Cares’ Liverpool Opportunity Hub facilitated two industry visits to showcase the diverse employment and education pathways available to students within the Liverpool LGA.
Students from Cecil Hills High School, Liverpool Boys High School, Lurnea High School and Patrician Brothers’ College attended industry visits to Western Sydney University and the construction site for the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct project.
Souths Cares utilized the industry visits to launch the Opportunity Hub’s brand new 12-Seater Commuter Bus which transported students and staff on the day and was purchased with the support of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Grants.
At Western Sydney University, the group was hosted by the Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education and learnt about the broad range of study options and entry pathways available through the Liverpool City Campus. The industry visit also included a meet and greet with some of the University’s Indigenous academic and administration staff as well as a VIP tour of the campus.
Tallara Chandler attends Cecil Hills High School and enjoyed learning about tertiary education pathways.
“It was a fun day and it was great to learn about different opportunities and courses available after school. The design and creative arts degrees looked really interesting and I would love to study a. course in these areas, after getting my HSC”, Tallara said.
Students also attended the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct construction project where they were hosted to a VIP tour of the site by Lendlease and the Buraga Gul Skilling & Employment Hub. The $790 million project will create substantial employment and training opportunities in the local area and aims to induct 7,000 workers before completion in 2026.
Tim Williams attends Patrician Brothers’ College and is looking to commence an apprenticeship later this year after completing his HSC.
“Big thanks to Lendlease and Souths Cares for organizing the tour of the Liverpool Hospital construction project. I’m interested in starting a career in the construction industry after I finish school and there are so many great opportunities available through this project”, Tim said.
Following the industry visits, students and staff had lunch at Bigge Park in Liverpool and reflected on the new and emerging career pathways being created within the LGA.
The Liverpool Opportunity Hub is proudly supported by Training Services NSW.