The Territory Labor Government is investing $964,000 in a program to inspire Aboriginal students to strive for better education and employment outcomes.
The Aboriginal Students Aspirations Program will be trialled in secondary schools across the Territory in Semester 2 this year with the program fully underway by 2022.
The Aspirations Program aims to engage Aboriginal students, parents, schools and the business community in a partnership designed to improve student engagement and support them to find future pathways, academic or vocational, by:
· engaging with professionals in selected fields;
· enriching learning experiences – for example, enabling attendance at online company meetings and participating in technology camps;
· providing opportunities for paid employment during school holidays; and