Education grants to support careers of tomorrow

Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing The Honourable Grace Grace

Twenty-five Queensland state schools have secured funding for programs that will help their students better prepare for life beyond school.

Education Minister Grace Grace congratulated the schools who have made successful applications to the Careers Capability Development Grants Program.

“It’s so important that we prepare our school students for the workplaces of the future,” Ms Grace said.

“We want to make sure young Queenslanders are as prepared as they can possibly be for the good jobs on offer in our state before they have even finished school.

“I’m happy to announce the schools that will be using these grants to help implement career education projects for students.

“Eligible state schools, either stand-alone or with a cluster of other schools, were able to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to build on quality career strategies, practices and approaches.

“Schools from Far North Queensland to the Gold Coast have shared in a total of $250,000 as part of the program.

“The aim of the program is for schools to share their learnings, successes, and challenges, and develop practices that promote innovation in career education.

“This important initiative will support the new Prep to Year 12 Pathways to a successful future strategy for preparing state school students for life beyond school and the workplaces of the future.

“We are committed to supporting every student in that important transition between school and future training, learning and careers.”

Kelvin Grove State College was one of the successful applicants, as part of a cluster of Brisbane schools.

Principal Llew Paulger welcomed the announcement.

“The grant will be used to build a shared understanding of the importance of high-quality career education and student agency of learning in schools,” Mr Paulger said.

“The focus of the initiative is having staff from each school involved in co-designing programs and practices in career education, informed by the best contemporary Career Development theory.

“A key focus will be on activating and enhancing student agency in relation to supporting the needs and aspirations of the 21st century learner in the rapidly evolving world of work.”

The full list of grant recipients below:

  • Bribie Island State High School
  • Brisbane cluster:
    • Coorparoo Secondary College
    • Kelvin Grove State College
    • Mansfield State High School
    • Macgregor State High School
    • Indooroopilly State High School
  • Currumbin Community Special School
  • Far North cluster:
    • Smithfield State High School
    • Redlynch State College
  • Ferny Grove State High School
  • Kepnock State High School
  • Marsden State High School
  • Merrimac State High School
  • Roma CLAW cluster:
    • Dirranbandi State School
    • St. George State High School
    • Charleville State High School
    • Quilpie State College
    • Cunnamulla State School
    • Goondiwindi State High School
    • Roma State College
    • Mitchell State School
    • Surat State School
    • Injune State School
    • Wallumbilla State School
  • Woodcrest State College

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