Deadly Futures Creating Pathways

Last week we hosted our annual Deadly Future Careers Expo at Mineral Resources Park! There was a buzz of activity in the air as our Year 11 and 12 Deadly Sista Girlz from across WA came together for the day. 

Joined by over 25 vendors representing various industry and tertiary organisations, our girls had the opportunity to forge meaningful connections and learn more about the range of future pathways available to them. 

Vendors included Western Power, Alcoa, Officeworks, Water Corporation, Mineral Resources and many more. 

Following the expo, we were joined by Marcia Edwards from The Cryogenics Group, Raquel Todd from Blak Line Industries, Renae Hunt from KMET and Tamara Tucker from Yalkarang Consulting, for a Celebrating Blak Entrepreneurship panel session.  

Facilitated by Waalitj Hub Business Coach, Josie Todd, our students heard from these inspiring Indigenous female entrepreneurs and were given the opportunity to ask questions and gain invaluable insight about starting and maintaining a business. 

As part of Deadly Sista Girlz, participants are equipped with the tools they need to flourish both during and after high school. Whether they intend to enter the workforce or go on to further study, our mentors guide and support them to create an individual pathway plan to kick-start their career. 

The program works with our students to incorporate pathways into our delivery sessions, assist them with school-based traineeships, work experience opportunities, casual employment opportunities and assist with transitioning for life after school whether that be higher education, training, or employment.    

Deadly Futures is an integral event, exposing our students to the numerous different opportunities available and get them thinking about the different pathways they can take during or post-school. 

Deadly Sista Girlz is an holistic education, empowerment and healthy lifestyle program for Indigenous girls operating in 18 schools across Australia. DSG is funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency, with support from corporate partners. Find out more.

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