The Barangaroo South Community Partnership (BSCP) - a collaboration with Lendlease and other major commercial tenants at Barangaroo South and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority - are working with local Aboriginal communities and the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) to improve positive outcomes around education and employment for Indigenous young people.
Last week around 50 Indigenous students from Alexandria Park Community School, Tempe High School and Airds High School attended the BSCP’s annual Indigenous Youth Careers Day.
Hosted by Lendlease, with the support of NASCA and the BSCP, the day was about “inspiring Indigenous students to imagine a future career and equipping them with a plan of how to get there,” said Ro Coroneos, Manager, Social Strategy, Barangaroo South.
“Representatives from Lendlease, Westpac, KPMG, PWC and Gilbert + Tobin spoke to students about their various careers from banking and finance to legal and consulting, while representatives from TAFE NSW’s Eora College and a number of local universities shared information on courses and entry options for tertiary study. The session was capped off with a cultural tour of Headland Park, organised by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority,” said Ro.
The day was a great success and students left inspired about their futures.
Bella, a student from Alexandria Park Community School said: “Speaking to the universities about alternative pathways was a highlight. I now know university is a real possibility for me”.
Taela, a student from Tempe High said: “I learnt about the different ways I can get into university and the different options that are available once I get there, like living on campus or doing a block course. It made me feel like I can do it”.
Jamie from Alexandria Park Community School said: “I learnt that I can do an apprenticeship or training through TAFE whilst I am at school. I am looking to do a trade.”
“Huge thanks to NASCA, the BSCP, Lendlease CareerTrackers Alumni including Maddy Corr, Jordan Eaton, Tarni Fisher, Josh Burns, Eli Gordon, Sandra Gadd, Kiah Patterson, Jake Witchard, and Lendlease RAP National Program Manager Sharon Stevenson for making the day a big success,” said Ro.
Through our Reconciliation Action Plan, Lendlease has long term partnerships with organisations including NASCA, CareerTrackers, AIME and Yalari to support Indigenous students through their studies and into successful career and employment pathways.