Graduates of the GenR8 program stand with program director for the North Coast region Mark Further.
Graduates of the GenR8 program stand with program director for the North Coast region Mark Further.

Students enter workforce after completing GenR8 program

STUDENTS from around the Fraser Coast have been offered employment after completing the State Government's School to Work Strategy GenR8 program.

About 14 high school students graduated from the program last night after completing a Cert II in Logistics, 20 days of work experience and earning four credit points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Half of those students have been offered jobs in the logistics sector.

Logistics covers a wide variety of jobs such as truck and forklift drivers, gantry-crane operators as well as warehousing and administration.

Graduate Ryan Gallizzi chose to do his work experience at the Fraser Coast Regional Council and said it had been a great way to get a foot in the door.

"I learned a lot and will hopefully get an opportunity for employment in the future," Ryan said.

"It was a good way to see what jobs are out there."

Applicants are now being shortlisted for a scheduled program to start on March 22, 2016.



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