Bribie Island school to support careers of tomorrow

Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing The Honourable Grace Grace

Bribie Island State High School has secured funding for a program that will help students better prepare for life beyond school.

Education Minister Grace Grace congratulated Bribie Island SHS, who were among 25 Queensland schools to make successful applications to the Careers Capability Development Grants Program.

“It’s so important that we prepare our school students for the workplaces of the future,” Ms Grace said.

“We want to make sure young Queenslanders are as prepared as they can possibly be for the good jobs on offer in our state before they have even finished school.”

Eligible state schools, either stand-alone or with a cluster of other schools, were able to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to build on quality career strategies, practices and approaches.

Member for Pumicestone Ali King said the school would use the grant to help implement a career education project for students.

“The aim of the program is for schools to share their learnings, successes, and challenges, and develop practices that promote innovation in career education,” Ms King said.

“This important initiative will support the new Prep to Year 12 Pathways to a successful future strategy for preparing state school students for life beyond school and the workplaces of the future.

“We are committed to supporting every student in that important transition between school and future training, learning and careers.”

Schools from Far North Queensland to the Gold Coast have shared in a total of $250,000 as part of the program.

Bribie Island State High School Principal Sharon Cordiner welcomed the announcement.

“The grant will help us to implement The BCF project: Building Bribie’s Connected Futures,” Ms Cordiner said.

“This project focuses on a career education that develops transferrable skills and is designed to increase authentic opportunities and flexible pathways for students and prepare them for their lives beyond school.

“We will be building positive and sustainable connections between Bribie Island State High School, local primary schools and the broader Bribie Island community to improve student outcomes both on the island and beyond the bridge.”

The full list of grant recipients below:

  • Bribie Island State High School
  • Brisbane cluster:
    • Coorparoo Secondary College
    • Kelvin Grove State College
    • Mansfield State High School
    • Macgregor State High School
    • Indooroopilly State High School
  • Currumbin Community Special School
  • Far North cluster:
    • Smithfield State High School
    • Redlynch State College
  • Ferny Grove State High School
  • Kepnock State High School
  • Marsden State High School
  • Merrimac State High School
  • Roma CLAW cluster:
    • Dirranbandi State School
    • St. George State High School
    • Charleville State High School
    • Quilpie State College
    • Cunnamulla State School
    • Goondiwindi State High School
    • Roma State College
    • Mitchell State School
    • Surat State School
    • Injune State School
    • Wallumbilla State School
  • Woodcrest State College

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