24 Sep 2017
Hundreds of Waikato secondary school students are being paired with employers to see how their school subjects are used in the real world.
Smart Waikato's Secondary School Employer Partnerships (SSEP) has kicked off in 12 schools for 2017 - Hamilton Boys’ High School, Fairfield College, Morrinsville College, Thames High School, Hauraki Plains College, Cambridge High School, Fraser High School, Ngaruawahia High School, Te Kauwhata College, Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, Rototuna Junior High School and Huntly College.
Recently Waipa District Council team members visited Cambridge High School to show students how science is applied on the job.
Dozens of employers from priority sectors are working with Year 9 and 10 students and teachers to demonstrate how their subjects apply on the job.
The goal of SSEP, supported by the Waikato Means Business, WEL Energy Trust and Waikato Federated Farmers Charitable Trust, is to improve student retention, achievement and education-to-employment pathways, beginning with younger secondary school students and progressing to senior students.
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