Exhibitors at the Future Footprints Indigenous Careers Expo will include TAFEs, universities, government departments, and companies such as Woodside. The attending students will come from regional and remote areas of WA who study at participating independent boarding schools in Perth.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, welcomed the opportunity for students to learn more about the School.
‘We hope the Future Footprints Expo will inspire high school students to consider further study and the wide range of careers available to them,' he said. ‘The University is committed to encouraging and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, and has put in place a range of scholarships and programs, including UWay, Broadway UWA and Fairway UWA.'
The Expo is organised by the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA). The association aims to support Indigenous students' engagement in education and to enhance their transition to and from school, to further education, employment or training.
AISWA's Future Footprints spokesperson, Roni Forrest, said students at the Expo would get the opportunity to discuss university degree courses, entry pathways and scholarships.
‘The key to a successful transition into a career is planning so we are giving students access to many pathways in as many different careers as possible. Students also have contact with University students who have completed their degrees to get them thinking at an early age about post-secondary training or employment,' she said.
The Future Footprints expo will feature Sean Choolburra, the popular Indigenous comedian, rap singer, dancer, storyteller, actor & hip-hop didge player; dancers from Guildford Grammar School, and a panel discussion with representatives from AISWA, UWA, and Woodside.
The Expo will be held from 4:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday, 4 July.
Catherine Vogel (UWA Business School) +618 6488 7340 Roni Forrest (Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia) +618 9441 1647 / 0408 259 954