STUDENTS and teachers at Lithgow High School welcomed members from the business community to the campus for the first ‘Business Breakfast’.
The event was an opportunity for the school and the business community to increase their connections for the benefit of students and provided an informal setting to discuss ideas and plans.
Guests were treated to a delicious breakfast, with drinks served by the professional and pleasant student helpers while they learnt more about Lithgow High’s plans for their Work Experience Program in 2017.
The Business Breakfast was the brainchild of careers advisor Rebecca Hamment, who identified a need to provide students with the skills and opportunities to prepare them for the world of work.
Businesses were give the opportunity to indicate if they would like to participate in the school’s Work Experience Program, with students to complete a Work Readiness Program throughout Term 1 in preparation.
Principal Ann Caro made a small speech outlining how pleased she was with the idea and her optimism that the links forged between the school and businesses would be mutually beneficial.
Student Chloe Anlezark also shared the story of her positive Work Experience opportunity, while Lithgow Chamber of Commerce president Grahame Hodson spoke from the perspective of an employer.
Businesses were able to indicate their interest in participating in the program and Lithgow High School were thrilled with the number of expressions of interest they received at the end of the function.