Landcom supports the Department of Education’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools program for students who are undertaking industry-recognised construction courses as part of their Higher School Certificate (HSC).
Landcom facilitates the delivery of the workplace learning component of the course over Years 11 and 12 by linking students with principal contractors working on Landcom sites. This enables students to gain practical experience, informing their career choices and building their employability skills.
In 2018 Landcom and contractors hosted the first cohort of students from Bonnyrigg High School undertaking a VET Construction course at our Bonnyrigg site.
In 2019 the program will be rolled out to other project sites, including Oran Park, Renwick and Edmondson Park, as well as Bonnyrigg, enabling more students to gain workplace skills and technical knowledge to equip them for the future.
The Skills Exchange program is a key element of Landcom’s Research and Learning function and demonstrates Landcom’s strong commitment to lifelong learning and social sustainability.
The Skills Exchange program seeks to provide clear pathways for local people to access local jobs. In collaboration with job placement providers and employers, the focus will be on recruiting the long term unemployed and under-employed into skilled programs to ensure they can access vital upskilling training, relevant skilled industry work experience and ultimately, long term employment.
Landcom requires contractors on our projects to employ individuals who complete the Skills Exchange program in relevant, local work.