Work experience findings

The survey results are in: South Australia's work experience system is broken and needs a major overhaul to set high school students on the right career paths and open up opportunities for all young people across the State.

Together with the Commissioner for Children and Young People and as reported in The Advertiser, we’ve been talking to children, businesses, schools and parents and are now looking at opportunities to rethink work experience and the way it is delivered.

Commissioner Helen Connolly said that children whose parents had extensive networks often secured meaningful work experience placements while those without often missed out.

Committee for Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Jodie van Deventer said this was bad news for businesses and the entire community as work experience was an important way to inspire students and help them make informed decisions about their future.

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The Advertiser, 16 June 2019