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RIEP, NSW Department of Education


The Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) program creates connections between industry and secondary schools to support students in planning their future career pathways. Contacts with businesses while at school make a difference to the employment prospects of young people.

Local RIEP project officers can help you by:

  • working with school staff on initiatives that engage local industries
  • working with local businesses to facilitate their access to local schools
  • facilitating activities where employers can communicate with, and inspire, students
  • providing industry validated career information to support school staff, including career advisers
  • providing resources for schools and businesses to build capacity in establishing and maintaining partnerships.

There are many ways that businesses can effectively engage with local schools.

For example:

  • Structured workplace site tours
  • Interactive career expos
  • Business information sessions or presentations to support subject selection
  • Work preparation activities and guidance about employer expectations
  • Providing applied workplace examples to enhance school curriculum
  • Mock interviews or speed networking sessions
  • Mentoring or coaching students
  • Providing work experience or work placement opportunities
  • Taking on School Based Apprentices or Trainees