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A free in-school program upskilling Year 12 students in career management

Posted on 3 April 2018
A free in-school program upskilling Year 12 students in career management

Higher Pathways is a free, in-school enterprise learning program for Year 12 students who might be interested in pursuing Higher Apprenticeships after leaving school.

What are Higher Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships have traditionally been associated with trade occupations but things have changed! The Australian Government is now, for the first time ever, investing in Higher Apprenticeships, to develop apprenticeship programs in non-traditional sectors and to create high quality vocational pathways for people wanting to move into a fulfilling career in a range of professional and business services sectors.

There is a need to create greater choice for those who would prefer to go straight to work after school instead of going to university, and Higher Apprenticeships are just that.

For example, apprenticeships may be offered in a variety of roles through a banking and financial services provider, a hospital, an IT services provider or a professional services firm.

The Higher Apprenticeship model is inspired by the Higher Apprenticeship program that has been successfully piloted in the UK.

Who is eligible for the Higher Pathways program in 2018?
In 2018, FYA will be delivering the Higher Pathways program to Year 12 students from schools with an ICSEA value below 1100 in South West Sydney, the NSW Central Coast and some parts of regional NSW. We also have a particular focus on creating opportunities for female-identifying students, but all students are welcome!

Is the program free?
Yes, the Higher Pathways program is free for both students and participating schools.

What if my school is not in Southwest Sydney or the NSW Central Coast?
In 2018, we are piloting the Higher Pathways program in schools in Southwest Sydney, the NSW Central Coast and some select areas of regional NSW. The program may roll out into other areas in future years, so stay tuned for further developments! If you'd like to be notified, please email us at higherpathways@fya.org.au.


For More Information: https://www.fya.org.au/

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