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Career focus for local schools.

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CAREER FOCUS FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS Wednesday, 15 February 2006

Three East Tamar state schools have received $25,000 Commonwealth in recognition of an outstanding career education programme.

The grant, which covers Brooks High School, Lilydale District High School and Port Dalrymple School, is part of the federal Government’s highly successful Career Education School Lighthouse Project.

“This funding support will ensure our young people get the best careers services support so they choose education and employment pathways that match their talents, aspirations and needs,” he said.

“I congratulate these schools for their work in developing, documenting and disseminating information about their outstanding career education programmes.

“The East Tamar cluster is one of 63 schools nationally who will share $500,000 in funding. The schools, selected through a competitive application process will also encourage other secondary, primary, government and non-government schools to implement quality career education programmes.”

Mr Ferguson said these schools will demonstrate career education should be an integral part of every school’s programme, not just an optional add-on to the formal curriculum.

"When young people are well- informed about the areas of workforce shortage and the range of training options post-school they can make wise choices that reflect their own goals and strengths."