Narre kids revel in the right department for working life

Friday 08th September, 2017.

Narre Warren students have taken a first-hand look at the "world of work" inside the Vic­torian employment department.

The Fountain Gate Second­ary College students visit was pan of non-profit group Doxa's University Pathways Program which targets students in "dis­advantaged" outer-Melbourne areas to help them get into the job market.

The visit to Melbourne's CBD included a workshop as well as a tour of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

Doxa chief executive Ste­phen Silk said students gained insight into the government workforce and life after high school.

"The program allows par­ticipating students to begin 10 explore the world of work. The workshop also allows students to gain confidence in their personal and communica­tion skills to help them realise their potential and achieve per­sonal greamess."