Koorie Pathways Program – Careers and Cultural Celebration Day 2014

On Tuesday, July 22 Indigenous Secondary students from across the Lower Hume region participated in a Cultural and Careers Celebration Day held at the Seymour Sports & Aquatic Centre.

Approximately 50 Secondary School students attended the Celebration Day from Alexandra Secondary College, Yea High School, Seymour College, and St Mary’s College, mixed with students from Benalla, Wangaratta, and Mansfield.

Those who attended participated in a range of activities designed to promote both the careers and pathways focus of the day and a celebration of indigenous culture.

Some of the workshops and activities available to students throughout the day included:

▪                ‘Speed Careering’ activity for senior students

▪                Workshop and Information session from the Australian Defence Force

▪                Traditional Games run by ASHE

▪                Aspirations Photo Booth Activity

Special mention must again go to the GO TAFE Seymour VCAL staff and students who did a fantastic job in providing us all with delicious morning tea and BBQ lunch.

The day was met with many positive comments from both staff and students. One student believed the best part about the day was “Being social and talking to other people about life after High school”.

The overall aim of the day was to begin to close the gap for Indigenous young people in both education and employment sectors and provide opportunities to participate in training and further education.

The Central Ranges LLEN, as a member of the organising committee would like to acknowledge the support of GOTAFE, Mitchell Shire Council, Closing the Health Gap – Lower Hume Project and The Centre for providing funding to support this great initiative, as well as the many organisations and individuals who were part of the organising committee and worked tirelessly in preparation for the day.

Careers & Celebration Day 2014

For more information on this and previous years Celebration Days, go to our Indigenous Pathways page.

Koorie Pathways Program – Careers and Cultural Celebration Day 2014

On Tuesday, July 22 Indigenous Secondary students from across the Lower Hume region will participate in a Cultural and Careers Celebration Day being held at Seymour Sports & Aquatic Centre, Chittick Park, Pollard Street, Seymour.

Screen printing with North East Publishing in 2012

Screen printing with North East Publishing at 2012 Celebration Day

Approximately 80 Secondary School students will attend the Celebration Day to learn about a range of careers and pathways opportunities available to them including an opportunity to participate in a variety of ‘hands on’ workshops and a ‘speed careering’ activity for senior students.

The overall aim of the day is to begin to close the gap for Indigenous young people in both education and employment sectors and provide opportunities to participate in training and further education.

In the spirit of reconciliation, students will be encouraged to bring a non-indigenous friend along to this event. Families and interested community members are also encouraged to attend.

Activities will run from 10am until 2pm.

KPP Celebration Day 2014 flyer

Koorie Pathways Program – ‘Worlds of Work’ Residential – Open now!!

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KPP Cultural Careers Celebration Day 2013The Koorie Pathways Program – “World of Work” week residential is now open for applications!!

This years program will be 24-29 November in Melbourne.  Please contact your DEECD Koorie Education Support Officer – Misti Gow for more information: [email protected] or on 0477 326 757 for Southern Sub Region.

The Foundation for Young Australians World of Work program has been specifically designed for Indigenous students from the Hume region.  The World of Work is an excellent program that is designed to expose students to a variety of business environments, leadership and group activities to develop personal growth and confidence. It also allows students to explore potential career paths and provide inspiration to engage with education and training.  This has been a life changing experience for many young people and a great opportunity for students.

A key strategy of the Koorie Pathways Program is to increase the retention of Indigenous students to Year 12 which is well below non-Indigenous students in the Lower Hume region.

The Koorie Pathways Program in a partnership between four LLEN’s across the Hume region, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and local schools.