The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has released a series of resources highlighting examples of schools supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students’ transition to post-school destinations.
The resources showcase high quality Vocational Education and Training (VET), vocational learning and career education programs from schools in metropolitan, regional and remote locations.
‘The project shows students that there are genuine pathways through high-quality, vocational learning and VET that will help them prepare for work, gain real experience and provide structured work placement opportunities,’ says a spokesperson for the Department.
‘The videos and case studies will assist schools to improve the quality of VET and vocational learning, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students.’
‘The case studies and factsheets illustrate for community and business what their involvement with schools can look like.’
‘There is also a focus on demonstrating the impact community and business engagement can have in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students to succeed at school.’
Illustrations of Good Practice videos and case studies are available here, http://www.pssfw.myskills.gov.au/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-secondary-students-illustrations-of-good-practice/
Factsheets are also available to assist schools here, http://www.pssfw.myskills.gov.au/What-is-VET-delivered-to-secondary-students/
Written by Rachael Hakim