Students get out on the job
ABOUT 27 Allora State School students are taking part in work experience from June 18-22. Students are working at businesses at Allora, Warwick and Toowoomba.
The program has planted a seed for most and, while some have firmed their post-school ambitions, it has created uncertainty for others.
Last year at least two students were fortunate enough to be offered apprenticeships as a result of their work experience efforts, something that may well occur again this week.
While it may be an initial taste of life in the workforce for some, students are enjoying a week that exposes them to the reality of working life.
They include: Danielle Benz (Naturalite Studio, Warwick); Ashleigh Brown (Terry White Chemist, Toowoomba); Brooke Christensen (Scots PGC Library, Warwick); Thomas Cocks (South Queensland Engine Reconditioning, Allora); Angel Cullen (St Patrick's School, Allora); Joshua Cullen (Allora Butchery; Allora True Value Hardware; Allora and District Tyres; Allora Foodworks; Jenco Feeds and Seeds); Alison Dennis (Warwick RSL Services and Citizens' Memorial Club); Shaunena Duffy (Warwick Veterinary Clinic, Allora); Michael Ellis (WG Collins, Richmond House, Allora); Daniel Erhardt (Allora Heavy Mechanical); Connor Falconer (Wilson and Rigby Motor Body Works, Allora); Cory Fogarty (Jason Piggford, Toowoomba); Brianna Francis (Homestead Aged Persons Hostel, Allora); Adina Gunnis (Toowoomba Chronicle); Connor Hill (Little Tackers Early Childhood Education and Care, Warwick); Brendan Lawrance (Darwella Poultry Farm, Talgai); Kaitlyn Lawton (Allora Community Kindergarten, Allora State School); Travis Lowe (Carey Brothers Butchery, Warwick); Sabrina Moat (Warwick West State School); Joseph Morris (Warwick Central State School); Charlie Parker (Allora Engineering and Welding); Ben Ranger (Denny's Engineering and Welding, Allora); Lydia Rowan (Allora Pharmacy); Thomas Ryan (Peter Stewart Ford, Warwick); Joshua Sharman (WIRAC, Warwick); Ryan Sugars-Simpson (Allora Joinery); and Madeline Whittaker (St Mary's School, Warwick).