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.
CCIWA has sponsored the Mathematics Association of Western Australia Out of Field Mathematics project. Which is aimed at improving the skills teachers delivering maths classes to students in regional WA.
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 has a partnership with Futuristic Skills, who have developed a web app that consists of ten online modules aimed at teaching key skills to young people. Core skill development programmes include problem-solving, ICT skills and critical thinking.
We sponsor the Just Start IT initiative, which is an 18-week programme for year 11 and 12 students that takes them on a process to solve problems and create business ideas through the use of technology.