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Students enjoy Congress at Uni

Three Portland Secondary College students attended the Victorian SRC (student representative councils) Congress have described the three-day event as worthwhile. Flynn Roberts, 15, Harry Lipscombe, 15, and Willem Ciechowicz, 14, attended the congress held at Ormond College at The University of Melbourne.It was held during the recent school holidays.Liam Doyle, the school’s director of student voices and leadership, said it was the first time Portland Secondary College had been represented at the congress. "The three students were keen to attend," he said.Willem said 12 action groups were formed at the congress."Around 150 students from at least 50 schools were there," he said."Our group came up with plans to take student voices seriously such as adding students to school councils, and having a social media page to stay connected with other regional schools and SRCs."All three students said they would definitely be interested in attending the congress next year.

 

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Congress at Uni

 

Work Experience Hands On

  Lochie Berry wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a fitter and turner. The 16-year-old Year 10 student from Portland Secondary College spent last week doing work experience at Kempe Engineering.

 

Hands on

 

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First Hand Look at Nursing

 

 Portland Secondary College Year 10 student Jorji Cram had a first hand look at her preferred career of nursing last week.Jorji, 15, did work experience at Portland District Health in wards and at allied health.She said she wanted to become a nurse when she finishes school.

 

Nursing

 

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Work Experience in Physio

 Tahlia Filer, 15, enjoyed her recent work experience stint concentrating on physiotherapy at Portland District Health. The Portland Secondary College Year 10 student hopes to become a physiotherapist.She spent the week with physiotherapist David Grynn, seeing what a physiotherapist does on a daily basis.

 

 

physio

 

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Future Leaders Celebrate 2017

The next cohort of leaders was officially introduced to the community this week, with the 2017 Future Leaders of Industry induction ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.Hosted by Glenelg and Southern Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network (GSGLLEN) together with founders Portland Aluminium, 13 students from Portland and Heywood were inducted into the program at the Portland Business Hub.The Future Leaders of Industry Program is now celebrating its 12th year since it was founded by Portland Aluminium in 2005.Since its inception, more than 220 local students from Portland and Heywood have participated in the scholarship program, with many of the participants returning to the shire after completing their studies to establish careers with local businesses and organisations.Students, along with their parents, had the opportunity to meet their business mentors, as well as other local business identities.The 2017 Future Leaders program offers an opportunity for students to explore local industries and related career paths, along with workshop participation in leadership, presentation and public speaking skills.

A major part of the program is the mentorship, which provides the invaluable experience of one-on-one guidance from a local professional whose career is in the students’ field area of interest.The program is supported by various local businesses and organisations, along with numerous local professionals who participate in the student workshops by sharing their experience, knowledge and expertise with the students. Plant manager Peter Chellis said Portland Aluminium started this program 12 years ago to help promote local careers and build local talent."In that time Portland Aluminium has injected approximately $130,000 into building our future leaders within the local community," Mr Chellis said."Providing further education and training opportunities for our local young people is an important part of that goal."A strong community is built on strong leadership."Anne Murphy, executive officer of the GSGLLEN, reiterated Mr Chellis’ sentiments."The partnership between education, community and industry partners through the Future Leaders of Industry program provides an excellent opportunity for our young people to experience first-hand opportunities available within local industry," Ms Murphy said."We are thankful for the support of Portland Aluminium and partners who make this very valuable program possible."

Future Leaders

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