Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, has praised 50 Victorian secondary school students who participated in a 10-day work experience program at Maygar Barracks at Broadmeadows (25 June to 6 July 2012).
The work experience program, hosted by 4th Combat Service Support Battalion (4CSSB), offered students an insight into the roles and responsibilities of Australian soldiers.
The students participated in a range of activities such as public speaking and first aid training.
“For ten days ADF personnel from 4CSSB and the students worked together to strengthen the skills needed to make a successful transition into the workplace,” said Senator Feeney.
Students gave glowing feedback about the program.
“I liked how this program provides and overview of the defence force and how it operates,” said Cole of Sunbury College.
“I like that we are experiencing what people do in the Army and its history,” said Tyler of Craigieburn Secondary College.
“Things I like about the program are: Meeting new friends, activities mainly obstacle course, learning how to use weapons (WTSS), everything else,” said Shannon of Heathmont Secondary College.
Some participants have gone on to join the Army Reserve and regularly return to assist in the delivery of the program.
For more information and stories on the Defence Work Experience Program visit: www.defence.gov.au/workexperience
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