Port Haven to continue partnership with school

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

After a successful year of training and placement support, Port Haven will continue their partnership with Hedland Senior High School for 2018.

The state of the art accommodation village, owned by BHP and operated by ESS Support Services, became, hosted and supported the high school Hospitality program in 2017 through training and placement opportunities.

Next year students will be able to partake in courses using the school’s commercial kitchen and Port Haven’s facilities delivered by Port Haven staff and trainers.

BHP non-process infrastructure general manager Kate Osborrn said she proud of the opportunities the village has been able to offer.

“It’s exciting to see Port Haven provide local training, education support and potential career pathways for Hedland youth,” she said.

“Not only is Port Haven an accommodation provider, but we’re building the village into a community asset that provides a diverse range of benefits to Port Hedland.”

In addition to the training, the accommodation village’s first apprentice’s and trainees will start in the new year with school leavers will join Bloodwood Tree candidates as a chef, electrician, plumber apprentices and one as an administration trainee.

ESS community liaison officer Rebekah Poole said the program introduced the organisation to potential apprentices and trainees.

“It’s an exciting partnership that has helped expand the schools Workplace Learning and Hospitality programs, creating a strong, supportive environment for students to develop core employability skills that are important in any workplace,” she said.

“This can encourage (students) to finish their studies and consider future training or their employment options.”

Through the programs, Port Haven is offering students a variety of work experience roles available across the business in retail, administration, health and fitness, catering and hospitality sectors.

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