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The CareerTrackers High School Program was established to accelerate Indigenous students’ high school completion, university enrolment and participation in successive internship opportunities in our University Program. The High School Program recruits students in Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 and provides participants with training, coaching and exposure to pathways into higher education and professional employment. The final stage of the Program is an internship that provides Year 12 students interested in a degree of STEM, Business or Law with 4-weeks of paid employment, leadership development and access to a network of Indigenous role-models prior to arriving on campus for Day 1 of University
To date, 174 Indigenous Year 12 students have participated in our LaunchPad internships of which 91% transitioned into a university degree and 73% continued in successive internships in CareerTrackers.
Trust and respect is a central part of Indigenous culture and therefore students benefit by working closely with dedicated CareerTrackers Advisors who are all tertiary educated professionals. Students also benefit by engaging with Indigenous professionals, corporate and university partners to build academic proficiency, leadership skills and motivation to pursue higher education and employment. On a practical level, CareerTrackers Advisors coach students to help make important educational decisions such as selecting high school subjects that promote access to further education and choosing university degree preferences that align with their career ambitions and the job market.
The CareerTrackers High School Program leverages our existing network of employment partners, university partners and programs in schools to deliver pre-university training and paid work that equips students with an income, relevant skills and a support system to strengthen their transition from school into university and a professional career.
Advisor – High School Programs