MEMBER for Northern Tablelands today announced that Aboriginal school students across the electorate would receive a boost $76,818 from the State Government to support job pathway opportunities.
The grants have been made possible through the NSW Government’s unique Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program.
Mr Marshall said the program pathways had been provided for young Aboriginal students to start training for their future careers and at the same time complete their HSC.
“This will give these the young Aboriginal people the foundation on which to base their career and provide a successful transition into the workforce,” Mr Marshall said.
“In addition it will promote diversity, innovation and community links within the NSW workforce by breaking down barriers to employment and promotion for young Aboriginal people.”
Mr Marshall said the funding would assist students undertake school-based traineeships in various VET courses, including Aged Care, Disability Services and Business Services, which were all skills in high demand across the region.
“Our local Aboriginal people have a tremendous contribution to make to the workforce,” he said.
“I congratulate these young people and wish them every success as they take the first steps in what I hope will be a very prosperous career.”