ON THE ROAD TO CAREER: Six Warwick High School students (pictured with industry and school representatives) took part in the pilot year of GenR8 program, which introduces students in Year 12 to the Transport and Logistics industry.
ON THE ROAD TO CAREER: Six Warwick High School students (pictured with industry and school representatives) took part in the pilot year of GenR8 program, which introduces students in Year 12 to the Transport and Logistics industry. Contributed

Students GenR8 lasting careers

STUDENTS from Warwick High School have kick started their careers on the right road with a successful work transitions program.

The GenR8 program, which celebrated its pilot year in 2014, is aimed at giving students the skills they need to join the transport and logistics industry.

Department of Education, Training and Employment Industry Engagement Officer Jo-Ann Bass said GenR8 was undertaken by Year 12 for three terms.

"What the students do is they undertake a certificate two in logistics," she said.

"They attend a workplace one day a week for 20 weeks."

The GenR8 program has been running in parts of Queensland for eight years, with some employers using the process to recruit school leavers.

In 2015, the program is set to expand further and capitalise on its successful pilot year, with more employers on board than students.

"We've got more employers on board, with two new employers in Warwick next year," Ms Bass said.

"In 2015 the program will be open to all local schools for Year 12 students only."

Already a number of students from Scots PGC College and Warwick State High School will begin GenR8 in Term 1, with more students encouraged to get involved.

"Interested students can approach their VET co-ordinator or career councillor at school," Ms Bass said.

The six Warwick High students who successfully completed their certificate two in logistics through GenR8 were Brent Finneran, Caitlyn Andrews, Clare Crossman, Daniel Erhardt, Robert Rarren-Price and Fred Utz.

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