School to Work

NELLEN’s School to Work (S2W) program connects students across Indigo, Alpine, Towong shires and the City of Wodonga to work experience and placement opportunities offered by local employers. S2W is available to Victorian school students undertaking a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program as part of their VCE or VCAL studies, including School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs).
Work placements are a practical way for students to:

  • participate in employment
  • experience what it is like to work in an industry related to their VET studies at school
  • practise the skills they have learnt
  • engage with employers and the community
  • form new networks
  • gain real life experience
  • begin to gain an understanding of employer expectations.

The S2W Statewide Portal

You can search work placement opportunities for school students in North East Victoria through the online S2W portal.

Local employers interested in learning more about becoming a School to Work host can contact NELLEN’s S2W team on (02) 6056 0966, 0409 314 702 or email [email protected].

If you would like to find out more about using the S2W Portal, this video, ‘Supporting Student Placements with Small Businesses’, shows teaching staff, students and S2W hosts discussing the benefits of using the portal and why they would recommend it to others.

Youth Pathways

The transition from school life to work life can be challenging. Navigating your own ideas of what a career looks like and the influences of others can be quite overwhelming. This series of short videos aims to help students navigate some of those challenges and help them to make informed decisions on their next steps.