School Based Apprenticeships (SBA) allow students to be enrolled as a trainee whilst still attending school. Each student completes one day’s work per week (to be included as part of the required 15 hours of work per week) during the school’s normal Monday to Friday operating hours.
Traditionally, SBAs have been conducted over and above the normal school workload for students. Students undertaking part time work after hours and on weekends may be eligible for a SBA to complement their school curriculum.
Although all traineeships/apprenticeships can be undertaken as a SBA, only certain qualifications have been approved to work towards a student’s SACE result.
MEEA is keen to see an increase in the number of SBAs in the resources sector. This is demonstrated in the MEEA goal to “assist the mining, energy and engineering companies to effectively engage with host community schools.” During the next 18 months MEEA will be developing and rolling out a strategy which will assist this industry to establish SBAs.
If you would like more information or are interested in being involved, please contact Alan Tidswell, CEO and Managing Director by filling out the form below: