The Career Advantage Program (CAP) aims to bridge the gap between school studies and the needs of the workforce. CAP provides an opportunity for students who are undertaking their senior secondary studies to also undertake extracurricular studies with the intent to gain the skills and aptitude to achieve rapid success in their post school careers.
The Career Advantage Program does this by;
- Providing a selection of training courses that can be completed alongside senior school studies.
- Regularly monitoring student progress against expected outcomes.
- Offering real-life business experience through regular work placement in the business environment.
The Career Advantage Program becomes a partnership between the student and:
- The Student
- A Business Sponsor
- CTI- as a Group Employer and a Registered Training Organisation.
- The School – monitoring and mentoring the student.
Career Advantage Program
The Career Advantage Program (CAP) bridges the gap between school and work. The program is designed to develop and maximise the potential of young people who are in the last two years of school, by integrating with Community businesses. The program supports the OneSchool vision to “develop life-ready students” by ensuring students hit the ground running from the first day they start their jobs.
How does it work?
Students in the last two years of school commit to undertaking a CAP course in addition to their academic courses and are sponsored by businesses. Students that successfully complete their CAP courses receive a debenture investment that they can access when they turn 21 years of age.
Students undertake the dedicated global CAP courses over the two year period. Each course requires a minimum of 50 hours. The first year of CAP is Career Fundamentals and the second year is Business Foundations, both of which are delivered by OneSchool’s chosen registered training organisation, Career Training Institute (CTI) based in Melbourne, Australia.
Who are the Stakeholders?
The Career Advantage Program is a partnership between 3 main stakeholders:
The CAP Courses
Year 11 – Students enrolling in CAP will undertake the Career Fundamentals course comprised of 5 units including:
- Productivity: Time and Task Management
- Professional Conduct in a Business Environment
- Financial Life Skills
- Project Management
- – Excel Using Spreadsheets
Year 12 – Students enrolling in CAP will undertake the Business Foundations course comprised of 4 units including:
- Leading Business
- Sales & Marketing
- Economics & Finance
- Excel Using Advanced Functions
Work placement is a meaningful component of CAP. It is highly beneficial to gain real life business experience.
CAP students are required to complete 100 work placement hours in one year. Students are remunerated for work placement.
The CAP enrolment process begins towards the end of the year prior to the program.
Information for Business Sponsors (CAP)
The Career Advantage Program provides employers with an ideal opportunity to contribute to the training of the future workforce and in the pre-selection of suitable candidates for their specific future industry career needs.
Business Sponsors agree to financially support the program and provide work placement/training under a host employer arrangement.
Students will need to record the workplacement hours on the CTI Employment on-line system. The host employer will be reminded to log on and verify the hours worked before payment can be made to the student.