Transitions: why they're important

Transitions: why they're important

Transitions: why they're important

Making the transition from school to work is a big step. In this video, NOVA Employment’s CEO, Martin Wren, explains why having support during this transition is so important for success.

The social skills we learn at school are also core skills for work, says Martin:

  • Turn up on time
  • Get something done
  • Be part of a team.

But these skills can be lost if students don’t continue to practice them after school finishes (if you don’t go on to work or further study, for example). 

The Transition program aims to make the step from school to work seamless. Many trainees have had very little experience in the world of work when they start Transition, says Martin. So NOVA concentrates on opportunities: here’s an opportunity to try out what it’s like to work in a kitchen; here’s an opportunity to try out what it’s like to work in retail; or in childcare, or in landscaping, or in a factory…

While the two-year program is about the transition from school to work, it’s also about the transition from childhood to adulthood. ‘It’s an adult environment, where we expect – and insist upon – adult behaviour,’ says Martin. The Transition program guides trainees through the process of becoming ready for work: finding out what they’re good at, and giving them the work skills and life skills they will need to be valuable employees.

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