Mini Woolies Training Facility Launched

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government continues to revolutionise the way our students build work ready skills through NT schools.

Today, the Lawler Government has partnered with Woolworths Group to open the first Mini Woolies in the Northern Territory at Henbury Specialist School.

Over the past month, a space at Henbury School has been transformed into the Mini Woolies which simulates a supermarket setting.

This partnership strongly supports our student’s education no matter their abilities through hands-on-learning experiences and provides them the transferrable skills for future VET pathways and employment opportunities.

The Mini Woolies features everything you would find on your weekly grocery shop from baskets of fresh food, to shelving for groceries, ticketing, signage, Woolworths uniforms and of course registers for a real check out experience.

This Territory first training initiative comes as the Territory Labor Government continues to roll out more school based training pathways into work, and follows the announcement of a brand new student skills centre in the remote community of Tjuwanpa.

Integrating more skill based training centres and VET courses into our regional and remote schools will provide students with the opportunities to explore their passion and aptitude in practical, real world applications, leading to more students entering the workforce.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, Mark Monaghan:

“The Territory Labor Government continues to provide new opportunities for our students.

“This Territory first simulated training centre is the culmination of hard work, strong partnerships and a passion to do right by every single Territory student.

“The Territory Labor Government and Henbury School are leaders in specialist education, and this is just another innovative program amongst a comprehensive range of programs tailored to prepare students for future pathways after school.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Disabilities, Ngaree Ah Kit:

“It is so important to offer inclusive learning opportunities for students with disability, and this Mini Woolies venture is the perfect example.

“Our Government welcomes diversity among our learners and we are most supportive of initiatives like this which offer skills and experience to enable Henbury students to become work ready.

“Henbury students are not newcomers to the world of business. They already operate a successful café and op-shop and I’m sure this impressive training facility will complement their skill set.”

Quotes attributable General Manager of Mini Woolies Program, Sarah Corey:

“Launching the very first Mini Woolies in the Northern Territory today is a milestone moment that we have been working towards for many months. The program has expanded immensely since the first site was launched and we are now set up in every state and territory across Australia.

Northern Territory Government

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