Joint Media Release with the Federal Member for Calare The Hon John Cobb MP
An Orange training provider, VERTO will receive $200,000 dollars under the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy to improve leadership skills of Orange students over the next 3 years.
The Indigenous Youth leadership Programme will be delivered to Glenroi Heights Public School and the Canobolas Rural Technology High School to help improve a student’s transition to high school.
Extensive consultation with the local Aboriginal community will occur ahead of the programme starting in October.
40 students and their parents will be involved in a number of workshops and sessions with it all culminating at an end of year leadership camp.
Federal Member for Calare, the Hon John Cobb said “the project is an investment into the future of Calare and education support programs are vital to ensure students reach their potential”.
“Through developing a student’s leadership skills and by strengthening parental engagement in education students are less likely to drop out.”
VERTO chief executive, Ron Maxwell said “VERTO looks forward to working with Canobolas Rural Technology High School and Glenroi Heights Public School to develop future Indigenous leaders in the Orange community”.
The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government’s investment through the IAS grant round had increased from $860 million to over $1 billion, with 996 organisations to receive funding for over 1,350 projects throughout Australia.
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2015-08-20 IAS Verto Funding Release.pdf