Southern Sydney Business Education Network
Southern Sydney Business Education Network (SSBEN) is a not for profit organisation based in Sutherland that has been assisting young people to make successful transitions from school to work, for over 10 years.
We are part of a Statewide Network of organisations building relationships to help achieve better educational outcomes for all young people.
We do this by coordinating over 6000 student placements a year across Sydney with a range of host employers through our Student Work Placement Program, working closely with a variety of businesses across 13 specific industries. Students in Year 11 and 12 that are studying a Vocational Course must complete a one week unpaid industry work placement to compliment their studies.
Many students undertake further training and employment with their host employers after completing a successful placement, and complete their HSC with industry qualifications.
Our vision is to foster a strategic, whole of community approach to improving education and transition outcomes for all young people. We believe in the principle that “it takes a village to raise a child” and therefore work closely with the following four key stakeholder groups:
- Education and Training Providers
- Business and Industry
- Parents & Families
- Community Groups
If you would like to find out more information about how you can become a host employer and mentor a young person in your work place please contact Nicole Crump on 0424 949 289 or Ziad Mutasim on 0415 437 740.