Work Experience Programme
The programme is designed to provide a real-life experience for students to give them a first-hand understanding of the opportunities that exist within a variety of industrial organisations in their home town.
Students from Tarawera High School are matched with ISK's industry partners and mentors through ‘application/interview/selection’ procedures that replicate the processes that they will encounter in their working lives. They will be expected to work within the same workplace environment as staff and will be evaluated on their attitude, motivation, timekeeping, behaviour, interest in the industry, ability to learn and willingness to take on duties and/or responsibilities.
At the successful conclusion of their tenure with an organisation they are presented with Certificate of Achievement and a work and character reference. Some placements will attract relevant NZCA credits.
This programme commenced in 2014 and is adapted and refined each year.