- Charles Sturt to present university options to Wagga Wagga high school students
- The University will be one of the mentors at The Smith Family’s Speed Mentoring program
- Event will be held at Mount Austin High School on Thursday 31 October
Charles Sturt University’s (Charles Sturt) Future Moves program will provide valuable advice to potential students at a Speed Mentoring event for Wagga Wagga high schools.
The Smith Family is hosting Speed Mentoring, a chance to connect 50 high school students from Mount Austin High School, Wagga Wagga High School and Kooringal High School with 28 mentors.
Students will be separated into groups of three and have access to two mentors at a time for eight minutes.
The event is designed to put students in touch with mentors to explore career options in the defence force, web design, photography, hair and beauty, media, psychology, law, childcare, hospitality, and construction.
Charles Sturt’s Future Moves program coordinator Mr Matt Harrigan will represent the University to show students what tertiary education options are on offer in their home town.
Future Moves aims to increase the participation of Riverina students from disadvantaged backgrounds at Charles Sturt by showing them suitable study options.
Mr Harrigan wants to inspire students who might not have previously considered school tertiary education.
“Future Moves targets school students who may not have thought of University or higher education as a realistic option, and aims to break down the barriers that may be holding students back,” he said.
“We are there to provide a link to university aspiration.”
The Smith Family program coordinator Mr Paul McLoughlin was happy to strengthen the not-for-profit charity’s connection with Charles Sturt and said it was important to have the University present.
“It’s opening the eyes of students by presenting them with opportunities that exist with tertiary education and letting them know there are options for everyone,” he said.
The Speed Mentoring event will be held at Mount Austin High School on Thursday 31 October from 9.30am to 12.30pm.