The Future Tracks for Senior Students programme is operated by CONNECT at Casino High, Rivers Secondary College, South Grafton High, Grafton High and Woodenbong Central. The programme works with Aboriginal students from Year 10 through to Year 12. The programme aims to build self esteem and give students the skills and confidence to complete Year 12, apply for part-time work and transition into further education and training after Year 12.
Students receive support through one on one mentoring sessions and career planning to identify their needs, build their capacity to pursue their chosen careers, and stay engaged at school.
Other supported activities include:
- Resume preparation, Preparation of Application Letters, Mock Interviews, and job matching
- Assistance to secure Learner's Permits and Red Ps, driver training, professional driving lessons and knowledge building for Permit Test
- Assistance to secure identify including birth certificates, USIs, TFNs
- Assistance with acquiring qualifications such as RSA, RCG, White Card, Barista training or other short courses
A number of other activities and field trips are organised to develop capacity and confidence including: Role Model Yarning Days, School Subject Selection Interviews, Online Application assistance and Presentation for Work workshops.
Future Tracks for Senior Students is funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.