Indigenous students from across Gippsland are encouraged to apply to participate in the annual Work Exposure in Government (WEX) program.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said there was just one week left to apply and encouraged Indigenous students to participate in the program.
“It is an opportunity to travel to Canberra and see first-hand the opportunities available working in Government,” Mr Chester said.
“The program offers a unique educational tour and showcase of career pathways for Indigenous Australians.
“We want to see more Indigenous Australians working in Government and bringing valuable experience into policy making and service delivery across all of our departments and agencies.
“This program is an excellent way for our students to see what’s possible and available to them should they choose a career in the public sector.
“The program includes learning how laws are made, how services are delivered, and more importantly, how Indigenous people can be a part of that.”
The program includes meetings with Ministers and a range of Indigenous Australians working in the Australian Government, as well as visits to the Australian Defence Force Academy, AustralianFederal Police headquarters, and cultural institutions. The trip also includes a careers expo so participants can see if Government jobs are right for them.
The WEX program will run between Sunday 20 October and Friday 25 October 2019.
WEX is an annual event and open to Indigenous students in years 10, 11 and 12. Applications are open until Friday 23 August for students as well as teachers and support staff to participate.
More information and application forms are available at www.niaa.gov.au/wex