Students at MacKillop College Bathurst can dream big and maximise their future plans in the new careers lounge that has been created at the school thanks to financial support from Charles Sturt University.
The school received a $1,000 grant under the Community University Partnerships (CUP) program which was put towards the refurbishment of empty office space, transforming it into a fresh, and modern careers area.
Charles Sturt University Director of External Engagement (Bathurst and Orange) Ms Julia Andrews said the careers lounge is perfect for nurturing the career aspirations of young minds.
“The new, careers lounge at MacKillop is very inviting and a great place for students to feel inspired and driven to pursue their dreams,” Ms Andrews said.
“It’s a great use of the grant funding as it goes to the heart of educational development and can also be used by students of all ages at the school.”
The new Student Pathways Advisor at MacKillop College Mr Robert Kreuzberger said it was important to him to do what he could to encourage the students to be future-focused.
“I wanted to undertake a project to transform an unused office space attached to the careers office into a central careers lounge for our students to seek information regarding all things course/study options,” Mr Kreuzberger said.
“It will be used to help students pick their Year 10 and Year 11 subjects along with making decisions around their university and future career options.”
Mr Kreuzberger said the grant went towards the repainting of walls, adding carpet, and new furniture including lounge chairs, ottomans, and a coffee table.
“This refurbishment makes it a much more welcoming space for our students to dream big and get clarity on their future goals,” he said.
Applications for the 2023 Charles Sturt CUP Grants program open at the beginning of next year.
Grants of up to $1,000 can be put towards equipment and material purchases, workshops, and catering for projects that fall within any of these categories:
- Arts and Culture
- Sports Development
- Education Development
- Health and Wellbeing
- Environmental Sustainability
Applications can be made via the ‘Grants’ page on the Charles Sturt website.
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