Fast Track to Employment (FT2E) program targets students less engaged with academic education but show a willingness to enter full time employment. Students will be withdrawn from timetabled classes twice a week to develop work readiness skills and will also participate in mentoring and coaching sessions plus work place visits.  

This specialised class is limited to twelve students. Within this class individual instruction will be presented on how to communicate at work, building resilience, taking responsibility for self, specific employable skill development, community engagement and work experience.

Students will be introduced to local businesses and provided with on the job training. One of the outcomes of the course is that students will exit school and transition into full time employment. As students exit this program other students across both campuses will be invited to participate in this program.

The program is based around the relationships of four pillars; parents, students, business and local community.

Podcast Fast Track 2 Employment with Susan Judd - Dare to Care

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Listen to the Fast Track 2 Employment Podcast with Susan Judd - Dare to Care


The Hastings Secondary College Fast Track 2 Employment Senior Transition Advisor - Leon Ruhl on 6583 6400 or 6583 1844 or email

Preparing Generation Z's for the World of Work

The reality is that everyone’s life experience is unique, and your set of experiences equips you with skills and a perspective no one else can duplicate. 

Wanting to pay your knowledge and life experiences forward to give back to the younger generation who can benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience you have to assist them to become work ready.

Become a Mentor

Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentor. Becoming a mentor gives you the opportunity to assist students who wish to enter the workforce. You will develop valuable skills for studies, work and personal purposes.

Hastings Secondary College is looking for committed Business and Industry experts to provide volunteer support and guidance to students who are looking to enter the workforce.

This includes having meetings with 'mentees' to provide advice and impart your knowledge and experience from an employers perspective. You will be supported by the Transition Advisor every step of the way.

To become a Hastings Secondary College Fast Track 2 Employment Mentor, you need to:

  • Have a proactive and positive attitude with a commitment to engaging students in work ready skills.
  • Be a good communicator and able to engage students.
  • Undertake 100 point check for working with children.

Working with Children Checks

  • 100 points of ID and a WWCC which can be a volunteer or paid WWCC
  • Appendix 5 link

Apply for a Working With Children Check

Expression of Interest to become a Fast Track 2 Employment Mentor