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From Gala events that celebrate our interns and employers, to our appearances in the media, we work constantly to amplify the work and voices of First Nations peoples. Here is where you will find the latest news and resources.

Latest News

From Boorloo to Meanjin, CareerTrackers Gala Awards 2024 celebrate blak excellence

This year CareerTrackers held galas in Naarm, Meanjin, Warrane, Tarndanya and Boorloo with CEO Wotjobaluk woman Taryn Marks travelling around the country meeting in person many from the CareerTrackers community, and hearing their stories and feedback on their CareerTrackers journeys.

This year’s theme, The Future is First Nations, rang true with over 42 awards being given and keynote addresses from student and alumni cohort inspiring audiences across the country with stories of resilience, hard work and educational and workplace achievements.

CareerTrackers CEO Taryn Marks, Wotjobaluk woman said: “From Meanjin to Boorloo we express our thanks and gratitude to the Elders for Welcoming the CareerTrackers community to their Country and joining in the celebration of the achievements of our students, interns, corporate and community partners, staff, alumni and friends.”

The awards were attended by the CareerTrackers community including not only the students and interns and family members, but alumni of the program, many of whom have gone on to have leadership roles in some of Australia’s top corporate companies. CareerTrackers corporate partners were also honoured with BUPA winning the Partnering for Excellence Award.
See the Koori Mail coverage here

CareerTrackers Alumni and interns reach new heights

Celebrating National Science Week with the news that five of the six NASA Interns who are due to take part in a 10-week internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are connected to the CareerTrackers community.

In a huge win for the dedicated advocates of First Nations education, proud Tharawal woman Renee Wootton, Ngarrindjeri man Linden Beaumont, Palawa man Ted Vanderfeen, Limilngan and Mudburra man Lincoln Bourke, and Gundungurra woman Tully Mahr, will team up with a scientist or mentor during their time at NASA 🚀🪐

Read more about NISA interns and our deadly Interns/Alumni.


Opinion – CareerTrackers Closing the Gap with First Nations students (August 2023)

Career support begins with study

Career support begins with study – article in the Koori Mail 9 August 2023 outlining the CareerTrackers advantage and the benefits of joining the largest community of First Nations professionals.

CareerTrackers intern recognised at QRC First Nations Awards

Alex Dyball came through our program and has now won the First Nations Rising Star award in Queensland Resources.

CareerTrackers CEO featured in Qantas Magazine July 2023

Our CEO shares her leadership perspective and experience in this thoughtful profile by the Qantas magazine. Qantas remain a longstanding and important partner in the CT community. Here’s a link.

Our CEO talks with Bumma Bippera radio

Our CEO, Jennifer, spoke to Trev from 98.7 Bumma Bippera radio on Thursday 8 June about our programs for both high school and university students. Bumma Bippera is Cairns first and only First Nations radio station. Listen to the full interview below.