STRENGTHENING INDIGENOUS YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION

The Learn Earn Legend! program aims to provide Indigenous students enrolled in years 11 and 12 at participating North Queensland schools with the support they need to complete their secondary education and move into further study, training or employment.

Funded by the Australian Government, the program taps into an extensive network of corporate and education partners to assist students to establish their career pathways, become work-ready and improve the school-to-work transition.

OBJECTIVES

The program will work to increase employment rates and prospects of Indigenous Australians involved in the program, as well as contribute to the commitment of the Australian Government to halve the gap between the employment of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within the decade.

This community program will strive to strengthen Indigenous youth through education and the development of working partnerships across our community and family support networks.

It will be continually evaluated and updated to suit the changing needs of program participants.

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Townsville City Council Hutchinson Builders Lendlease Veolia

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Our industry partners work closely with our program team to ensure that agreed outcomes are being achieved for the students, and receive recognition and promotion across program collateral and activities.

Help close the education gap

We’re seeking industry partners who can offer participating students any of the following opportunities:

• Work experience
• School-based traineeships
• Scholarships or cadetships
• Entry level positions
• Apprenticeships
• Paid casual, part-time or full-time employment
• Mentoring

Please contact the program director on 07 4773 0700 or email enquiries@cowboysfoundation.org.au to get involved!