STUDENTS from three Ballarat secondary schools have taken a major step into the world of big business, helping local companies with strategies to improve their operations.
St Patrick’s College, Phoenix College and Ballarat Christian College students took part in the Mindshop Excellence Program, part of B31 Ballarat Business Month. St Patrick’s students undertook a project to expand youth-related content during their time with The Courier.
Christian College students undertook a social media project at Ballarat Regional Industries while Phoenix students spent the week investigating operations at UGL Rail.
Editor of The Courier Andrew Eales said the company and the students gained a great deal from the program.
“To have students come into our environment and provide a new perspective on a real issue was enlightening,” Mr Eales said.
“I think the students learned a great deal in the process as well.”
The Mindshop program runs each year in Ballarat.