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Queensland NRL clubs help Indigenous kids move from school to work

Queensland NRL clubs help Indigenous kids move from school to work
June 15, 2011

Indigenous youth will receive support in their transition from school to work, further education or training thanks to the Federal Government's Indigenous Youth Careers Pathway Program and the Learn. Earn. Legend! Indigenous Regional Youth Summits.

Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development Mark Arbib joined NRL and Gold Coast Titans legends Scott Prince and Preston Campbell at Skilled Park, Robina last week to announce the summits to encourage Indigenous students to embrace education and job opportunities.

Senator Arbib explained "with the support of the Gold Coast Titans, the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys six Learn. Earn. Legend! Indigenous Regional Youth Summits will be held throughout Queensland in June and July.

"The youth summits will see up to 280 Indigenous high school students from across Queensland participate in a series of workshops that will inspire them to set long term goals, become leaders in their community and strive for good jobs.

"The summits will include presentations from local Indigenous Australians as they share their success stories. Current rugby league players will also join the kids and share with them their journey to becoming professional sportsmen.

"They will be held in Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton, Cairns and the Gold Coast."

Senator Arbib said the Titans had a proven track record of success through the Learn. Earn. Legend! Program, adding "working with local schools, the Titans Beyond Tomorrow program has seen school children placed into school based traineeships.

"The program has had great results. All of the 131 students enrolled in the 2010 program graduated year 12 and to date, 66 have jobs, 17 have gone to university and nine into further training.

"This is an 84% success rate, which is a fantastic result for the participants and the Titans program."

Senator Arbib said the youth summits were possible thanks to more than $300,000 from the Federal Government's Indigenous Employment Program and would complement the new Indigenous Youth Careers Pathway Program, announced in the recent Budget.

"One of the best ways to ensure young Indigenous Australians make the transition to work is to put them on a pathway to a job or further education while they are still at school.

"The Indigenous Youth Careers Pathway Program will provide 6,400 school-based traineeships over four years to Indigenous students in year 11 and 12 across Australia.

"In addition the students will receive work experience opportunities, mentoring and assistance in their preparations for post-school life."

The first intake of School Based Traineeships will begin in the 2012 academic year. Further details on applications for funding will be available in the near future.

Together, the Indigenous Youth Careers Pathway Program and the Indigenous Employment Program form a commitment of more than $695 million over four years to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.

Senator Arbib said the IEP was part of the Australian Government's commitment to close the gap on Indigenous employment which targets the creation of more than 100,000 jobs for Indigenous Australians by 2018.

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