Classic Holidays Inspires Career Paths for Local High School Students
Gold Coast-based Resort and Club Management company, Classic Holidays, has commenced a second year of its successful ‘Work Inspiration’ program with local high school students.
Students from Helensvale High School participated in the program at Classic Holidays in April, which combines work experience, mentoring, and personal and career insights.
“The ‘Work Inspiration’ program at Classic Holidays has gone beyond our expectations as a work experience platform,” said Julia Whitton, Program Coordinator and Sandy Point Resort Manager.
“Everyone has embraced this program, and we are seeing it really take off in its second year with more schools coming on board.”
Thirteen students from Helensvale High took part in the two-day Head Office program at Classic Holidays in April, as well as four Horticulture students at Golden Shores Resort for a two-day Grounds program and two students at Surfers Royale for a two-day Reception program.
“The structure of the program is what the kids really enjoy – it’s fun and engaging for everyone, particularly our Classic Holidays staff who act as mentors to the students.
“This year, with the support of Partnership Brokers, we are also making a film of the Work Inspiration journey, which will be a great tool for promoting the program further.
‘Work Inspiration’ will become a regular feature at Classic Holidays, with the company pledging 100 ‘Work Inspiration’ Work Experience places for 2014.
“Later this month we will be presenting ‘Work Inspiration’ to Emmanuel College staff and students, and we will be welcoming more students from Varsity College later in the year to Classic Holidays following the success of the pilot program with Varsity last November.
“The feedback from participating students has been 100% positive. They learn a lot about their own personalities, skills and strengths through the various talks and workshops, inspiring them to think about what kind of career they would like to have.
“For Classic Holidays, it’s every bit as rewarding to share behind the scenes of our business and see the students form bonds with our Classic Holidays mentors.”