Our approach to the “World of Work” program at Rowan Park School is an integral part of our curriculum designed to prepare our students for their future careers and enhance their life skills.
At Rowan Park school, we strongly believe in providing our students with opportunities to explore various professions, develop employability skills, and gain valuable work experience. The “World of Work” program aims to create a simulated work environment within the school setting, where students can engage in meaningful vocational activities and build essential skills required for successful employment or volunteering should they choose to do so as part of their next steps programme.
Our “World of Work” programme
Vocational Exploration: We introduce our students to a wide range of vocational areas, allowing them to explore different career options and develop a deeper understanding of various industries. These have included;
- Visits from local employers
- Visits from public serve representatives such as the police
- Trips to places of work, ranging from recycling centres, restaurants and retail.
Practical Skills Development: We provide hands-on experiences and practical training related to specific vocations, ensuring that our students acquire practical skills and abilities necessary for specific job roles. All our work skills form part of our accreditation programme and will be accredited. Occupational areas currently provided are;
- Running a coffee shop
- Barista training
- Horticulture in collaboration with a community garden
- Hospitality and catering
- Car wash
Employability Skills Training: We focus on nurturing key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, time management, and professionalism. We understand these skills are not only essential for success in the workplace, but also provide skills that a valuable for future educational setting or community settings.
Work Experience Opportunities: We strive to arrange work experience placements for our students in collaboration with local businesses and organisations. These experiences are meaningful and gives them a chance to apply their skills in real-world settings and gain valuable insights into the world of work.
Individualized Support: We understand that each student has unique strengths, interests, and aspirations. Our “World of Work” program is tailored to meet individual needs, providing personalized support and guidance to help students achieve their career goals.
By participating in the “World of Work” program, our students gain confidence, develop a sense of purpose, and become better prepared for the transition to the world beyond school.
If you have any questions or would like further information about the “World of Work” program, please do not hesitate to contact us.