Connecting business to young people is what drives our Education Services team. Through our Education Development Fund and Students@CCI programme, we are working to close the gap between what employers expect and what prospective young employees are presenting.
Students@CCI is a forum for interacting with our future workforce. We offer a range of services and advice that will help them succeed in their transition from student to employee.
And the generosity of our Members ensures the Education Development Fund delivers a range of initiatives aimed at developing the workforce of the future.
Education Development Fund
Many of our Members take the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to the Education Development Fund when they pay their annual fees. Their contributions demonstrate our community’s desire to improve WA’s workforce development practices.
How we’re making a difference
CCIWA runs a graduate program for large members providing rotations to engineering graduates to build skills and experience in a supported environment.
Each year CCIWA holds this event to promote careers in economics for top year 12 economic students and to encourage greater take up of the discipline after completion of secondary school.
This annual forum aims to provide education/training practitioners, youth agency staff and community groups working in the youth services field with an opportunity to learn about programs and services to support school aged young people to stay engaged or successfully transition from school to other approved options, including education programs, training and employment. We are a founding member of the Engagement Forum WA committee.
We sponsor initiatives run through the Innovation Institute aimed at developing entrepreneurship and innovation skills in primary and secondary students. The Innovation Institute runs programs with classes to assist students with understanding problem-solving, technology, and innovation in a business context.
We have are a founding partner and sponsor of the annual Get into Resources events. This initiative is run annually over two days aimed at year ten students to promote career pathways in the resource sector. Activities range from science labs to try-a-trade sessions and allow young people to get an understanding of the broad range of roles and STEM skills required in the resource sector.
CCIWA is a founding sponsor for the Youth Futures Pipeline challenge and a youth team sponsor. This 5-day bicycle ride from Kalgoorlie to Mundaring brings mountain bikers together for youth homelessness, coordinated by Youth Futures, focussing on homelessness, education, and support & wellbeing.
CCIWA support Headspace, the national youth mental health agency, with the delivery of a BikeRescue program, provided by youth services organisation Dismantle. The program gives young people the chance to complete Dismantle’s unique 10-session mentoring program for at-risk young people.