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How it works

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As seen on ABC

Our Youngsters were featured in the ABC program as a BeConnected Partner.
“You’re never too old to become a tech whizz!”.

Student Outcomes

Greater Empathy

After our tech help sessions, our Youngsters understand and appreciate the Seniors in their community more.

Active Listening

To solve someone’s tech problem, Youngsters need to carefully listen to understand the Senior’s issue.

Teamwork Skills

Youngsters learn to tailor their communication skills by solving a variety of problems for each Senior.

Customer Service Skills

We measure and actively teach customer service skills to Youngsters, critical for future employment.

Personal Presentation

Youngsters learn how to present themselves well, including a clean shirt, being on time, smiling and making eye contract when speaking.

Learning Life Lessons

Youngsters learn valuable life lessons from Seniors who’ve collected plenty of life’s lessons over the years. Senior’s are asked to give advice to the Youngsters.

Meaningful Contribution

By helping Seniors, Youngsters learn that it feels really good to help others. Youngsters feel valued and appreciated.

Problem Solving

Youngsters have to develop their problem solving skills as the figure out solutions to Senior’s tech problems.

A case study: Renae in Year 12

“What I’m getting out of this is having better communication skills, and being able to explain thing properly and thoroughly to others.”

“I think more people should get involved in the program because it gives such a great lesson; to help out and give back in society”.

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Schools and organisations we’ve partnered with

School Enquiry

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Frequently Asked Questions

We gathered the answers to some popular questions below.

How much does it cost to participate in the work experience program?

Our work experience program is currently being offered at no cost as we trial it. This means that students can participate and gain valuable skills and experience at no cost to their school or themselves.

Can participation in the work experience program contribute to community service awards?

Yes, we are happy to report the total number of volunteer hours completed by each student to assist with the fulfilment of requirements for community service awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh award.

By participating in our program, students can not only gain valuable skills and experience, but also make a positive impact on their community while working towards recognition for their efforts.

How do schools benefit from this program?

By participating in the work experience program, your school has the opportunity to provide your students with a high quality, hands-on learning experience that will help them grow both personally and professionally.
As a teacher, you will have access to relevant data on your students’ experiences, allowing you to track their progress and support their development.

Additionally, the program requires minimal effort on your end, making it an easy and convenient way to enhance your students’ education.

Is it safe for students under 18 to participate in the work experience program?

Yes, we take the safety of our students very seriously. All students under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by a responsible adult who has undergone a Working With Children Check.

In addition, we regularly monitor student and senior feedback ratings to ensure that all participants have a positive and safe experience. If any issues or concerns arise, we have established channels for complaints to be promptly addressed and resolved.

The safety of our participating Youngsters is top priority for us.

How can my school participate in the work experience program?

To bring the program to your school, please fill in the enquiry for above. A member of our team will be in touch to discuss the details and answer any questions.

We look forward to working with you and providing your students with valuable skills and experience. Apply now to get started!

Do we have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes we do. We are fully insured with public liability coverage up to 20 million AUD.

This insurance protects against any accidental injuries or damages that may occur during the program. Your students and school are covered while participating in our program.

Are students paid or volunteers during the work experience program?

Students participating in the school work experience program are volunteers.

Those who complete 10 volunteering sessions become eligible for paid work with us outside of the school program. This can serve as a motivator for students to stay engaged and committed to the program.

For paid positions we offer rates that are above industry award. We value the hard work and dedication of our Youngsters and are committed to fairly compensating them for their contributions.