Schools Industry Partnership (SIP) is a not-for-profit organisation that operates its services through the generosity of industry supporters, volunteers and government funding.
Our Work Placement program is funded by the NSW Government to support HSC students studying selected Industry Vocational Courses from schools based in Blacktown, Penrith, Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury regions. This funding enables us to run our program across these areas, placing thousands of students into meaningful work placements throughout the year.
Transition to Work
The Transition to Work (TtW) service is an initiative of the Australian Government to support young people, aged 15-21 on their journey to employment. SIP is a TtW provider for the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith regions. More information about our three locations can be found here. SIP’s TtW service is based on a model developed by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and a community of practice of not-for-profit’s around Australia.
Smart, Skilled & Hired: Youth Employment Program
Smart, Skilled & Hired is an initiative from the NSW Government, intended to service young people unable to benefit from Transition to Work. SS&H is for 17-24 year olds who aren’t on benefits, but are unemployed or under-employed. This includes early school leavers, HSC, TAFE or Uni graduates or young people in the workforce for a while, but needing help to find something sustainable or even take a new direction.
Inspiring the Future
The Inspiring the Future campaign and matching platform is licensed by UK charity Education and Employers for the use of Schools Industry Partnership in Australia. In order to continue the running of the campaign and maintenance of the platform, SIP is seeking minor and major sponsorship for organisational and institutional bodies from anywhere in Australia. If you’d be interested in partnering with us in this way, please contact us!