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					Youth Apprenticeships Scheme

Year 2 Action Plan

Baseline Information - 2009
This Action Plan collects baseline information about current Youth Apprenticeship activity within your school and is requested for two purposes:   to continue to inform planning of YAS in your school; to provide information to the Ministry of Education to assist with ongoing Youth Apprenticeships Scheme evaluation.

Information collected is intended to be the basis for discussion within your school to further develop the initial implementation of Youth Apprenticeships. The action plan will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of current systems and processes, meeting student needs and further develop a coherent industry pathway to align with your school strategic goals. Primarily this document is for your use, however you will be asked to send a copy (electronically) to the Ministry of Education where data will form part of on-going Scheme evaluation. Return date is: 6 March 2009. To share good practice and offer opportunities to broaden existing practice within schools, your action plan information may be available to other schools. Identifying data will be removed. Please indicate if you do not wish this to occur with your completed action plan.

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Youth Apprenticeships Scheme

2009 Year 2 Action Plan – [Name of school]
This Year 2 Action Plan provides detail on and outlines how we see the further development of the Youth Apprenticeships Scheme in our school.

Key personnel involved in the scheme (the YAS Team): Name Designation Role

Name and positions of those who completed the action plan: Name Designation

For the purposes of this scheme industry related careers are defined as those which require a training agreement1 and/or Level 3 (NQF) and higher industry qualification.

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Training agreements are written training agreements between a learner/employee, employer and industry training organisation. They can be referred to as apprenticeship, cadetship or traineeship agreements.

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Industry related activity within our school
Please include details of all industry related subjects, courses or programmes operating within your school Activity
e.g. hairdressing/ building technology/ electronics

How the activity fits within the school
e.g. timetabled / attached to timetabled subject class/ additional to timetabled class

How students access the activity
e.g. self select/ by student interview/ by teacher selection

1.

The proportion of students who were involved in industry related learning for 2008 in our school is ___ Will there be an increase in this proportion for 2009 as a result of Year 1 YAS in your school? Explain:

2.

Our school has developed the following additional collaborations between Curriculum Planning, Gateway, STAR and Careers Education as a result of Year 1 YAS:
(e.g. membership of curriculum committee, joint planning meetings)

3.

We intend to further develop industry related activity within our school as follows:
(e.g. new course/s; new relationships with external agencies)

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Gateway activity within our school
4. Have you increased the number of Gateway students as a result of Year 1 YAS? Yes – explain: No – explain: Has the proportion of students interested in industry related careers as part of Gateway increased as a result of Year 1 YAS? Yes – explain: No – explain: Our school has added the following industry connections as a result of Year 1 YAS:

5.

6.

(e.g. hospitality, engineering)

7.

We have extended our existing relationships with these ITOs as a result of Year 1 YAS:

8.

We intend to develop further industry-linked learning as follows: How it links to industry linked learning
e.g. uses ITO material or links directly to external provider learning

Activity
e.g. electronics

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We intend to develop additional work place assessment arrangements with the following organisations/people: Industry
e.g. electro technology, glazing

Assessor
e.g. ETITO, J Smith

Registered
yes / no

10. We propose to extend the locations where our students undertake work placements to include: An adjacent larger town/city An adjacent rural environment Y/N Y/N

11. The average length of work placements for our students will increase Y / N: If Yes, explain:

12. We have changed the way our students participate in work placements Y/N If Yes. detail new configuration to be used -

13. We intend to extend Gateway to students in: Year 11 Year 12 Year 13 (circle as appropriate)

14. We intend to alter the way we have contact with parents of Gateway students Y/N If yes, detail -

If no, explain why -

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15. Gateway students receive the following career related counselling:

16. Barriers that inhibit Gateway activity in our school are: Barrier Detail We intend to remedy this by

17. Strengths of Gateway in our school are: Strengths Detail We have capitalised on this by

18. We make the following comments with regard to Gateway activity in our school:
(e.g. we intend to amend/develop by…)

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STAR activity within our school
19. We have strengthen the relationships between STAR and Gateway as a result of Year 1 YAS as follows:

20. Our school has the following range of STAR activity that links to industry related careers:

(e.g. short courses in automotive, hairdressing, in-school delivered courses in hospitality, long courses in engineering)

21. We have increased our relationships with the following providers for STAR activity that link to industry related careers: Provider Name STAR Activity Industry Links

22. We have altered the way students access STAR as a result of Year 1 YAS as follows:

23. We have broadened access to STAR to include students in: Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Y/N Y/N Y/N Year 12 Year 13 Y/N Y/N

24. We have altered the processes in place to determine the allocation of STAR across the school and to determine student need Y/N If yes, detail nature of change If no, explain how the resource is managed –

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25. We intend to develop more contact with parents of students involved in STAR activity Y/N If yes, by If no, explain why –

26. Students receive the following career related counselling with regard to their STAR activity:

27. Barriers that inhibit STAR in our school are: Barrier Detail We intend to remedy this by

28. Strengths of STAR in our school are: Strengths Detail We have capitalised on this by

29. We make the following comments with regard to STAR activity in our school:
(e.g. we intend to amend/develop by…)

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Careers education activity within our school
30. During their entry year to our school, students receive the following career related contact:

(e.g. interviews to assist with subject selection, access to career related activities, embedded career education)

31. We hold data on student career interests Y/N If yes, explain –

32. We track our students as they progress through our school Y/N If yes, explain –

33. We maintain destination data on our students after they have left school Y/N If yes, explain – 34. We are using data (destinational or other) to inform: student progression through school If Yes, explain: curriculum planning if Yes, explain: careers education programme/s if Yes, explain: Y/N

Y/N

Y/N

35. We are increasing the range of Career Education activity that links to industry related careers to include:

(e.g. targeted industry related career expos, ITO visits, the Real Game featuring industry related careers, work experience (separate to Gateway/STAR))

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36. We have amended the way students access Careers information in our school to include:

(e.g. greater student driven access, Career Service chat on line)

37. We have amended the way we have contact with parents regarding student career activity Y/N If yes, detail nature of contact – If no, explain why –

38. We have altered the processes in place to determine the nature of our Careers Education programme across the school and to determine student need Y/N If yes, detail nature of change If no, explain how Careers Education is managed –

39. Students receive the following career related counselling with regard to their school based activities:

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40. Barriers that inhibit Career Education in our school are: Barrier Detail We intend to remedy this by

41. Strengths of Careers Education in our school are: Strengths Detail We intend to capitalise on this by

42. We make the following comments with regard to Careers activity in our school:
(e.g. we intend to amend/develop by…)

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Youth Apprenticeships Scheme Year 2 further development of industry related pathway Proposal from [school name]
The main aim of the Youth Apprenticeships Scheme is to develop an industry pathway2 that allows secondary school students to gain valuable workplace experience while continuing to gain meaningful curriculum related qualifications. As a school in Year 2 of YAS, your school has already developed aspects of the pathway. The Action Plan and, in particular, this section captures the ongoing development of this process.

We will identify ____ students and include them in the scheme

We will support these students by:

For our school key aspects of an industry pathway are:

Our YAS goal/s for this year is/are:

We intend to further develop these structures and/or systems by:
(e.g. STAR short introductory courses at Year 10)

The Youth Apprenticeships Scheme will require our school to continue to adapt the following systems:

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Industry Pathway is stated as singular but refers to multiple pathway options for students to progress through secondary schooling to industry based careers. Thinking about the concept of Pathways is explored in Disciplining and Drafting, or 21 st century learning? By Rachel Bolstad and Jane Gilbert, NZCER (2008)

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We will need to increase relationships with these stakeholders:

We will need to upgrade our knowledge in the following areas:

We will use the following indicators of success to gauge our progression:

Comments we would like to make about our participation in the Youth Apprenticeships Scheme:

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Details on students included in YAS and their intended pathway
Details of students involved: First Year Gender Ethnicity Current Name Level Quals Intended Quals Intended pathway

Please attach copies of student learning plans that detail intended work placement duration and timings for paid work component; standards to be undertaken; industry links; planned workplace assessment. If not contained within the above learning plans, please attach student career plans that detail across school industry related career planning and subject guidance.

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This section uses the information in the previous parts of the Action Plan so that the YAS team can identify the strengths and weaknesses within school systems to assist with implementation. A diagrammatic model of your school’s pathway can be constructed using the sample template on the following page.

Using this information we have identified the following Barriers and Strategies:

Barriers –

We intend to use the following strategies to assist –

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Students have opportunity to experience short introductory courses and work experience to assist in career decisions All students receive career planning interviews on arrival Subject choice links to student career aspirations

Career activities cater to industry related careers Industry related qualifications are identified and included in students’ learning profile

All students receive regular career counselling Industry related careers are featured in classroom learning

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

All junior school subjects link to opportunities in senior school

Curriculum & timetabling within school allow for out of school based learning

School offers a range of subjects linked to industry related careers

Key programmes within school work collaboratively e.g. STAR & Gateway

School systems allow auditing of student subject selection

School systems collect data on Subject selection processes student destinations and use identify possible pathways this to inform curricula development School systems provide data School has developed on student progression relationships with employers and ITOs to support student learning

Possible components of an Industry Pathway

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Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

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Industry Pathway for XXX School

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