School’s Out Work’s In (SOWI) Program

Explore your future in Hospitality and Tourism with the immersive SOWI program.

Program Overview

The School’s Out Work’s In (SOWI) program provides a practical and impactful learning experience for groups of 10 students that focuses on job-related skill development, industry insights and personalised guidance for future work options in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Students are expected to treat SOWI like a work opportunity in relation to dress code [full school uniform], punctuality, attitudes, behaviours, language and completion of tasks. The program includes active engagement with local employers, guest speaker, onsite-visits for job observations. Students will also be supported by a youth mentor.

Key areas of learning

• Work-related behaviours and career exploration
• Resume building and self-presentation
• Practical skills in hospitality and tourism
• Personal and professional development


Caloundra – 9 George Street


5 week program running Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-3pm

Course delivery

Face-to-face (with some theory and a lot of practical – supported by trainer-led learning)

Entry requirements

• Must be referred by your school
• Grade 11 or 12 (school uniform to be worn)

Course Outline 

To find out what students will learn in the SOWI program, download the course outline here.


Fully funded through the Queensland Government’s School to Work Transitions program. This project is part of the Queensland Government’s Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2032.

How to enrol

For more information or to enrol, call our team on 07 5458 3000 or email: pathways@stepsgroup.com.au

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For more information, please call STEPS Pathways College on 07 5458 3000
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