January 2018 saw the delivery of the final University Pathways Program session to our Year 12 cohort.
These young people are the first group to have participated in the full four-year consecutive program from Year 9 through til Year 12 – a great achievement for everyone involved! During this time, they have developed their communication skills, confidence and conversational capabilities in order to present their best professional selves.
Understanding life at University, insights into the professional world and skills development are some of the key outcomes of UPP. Students learn about values-based decision making, enterprise skills, study skills, success strategies, health & wellbeing, resilience and goal setting across the four-year program.
Workplace and university visits for this group in 2018 included: BT Financial Group, The Big Issue and Swinburne University. At the networking dinner students developed professional connections with individuals from Telstra, Russell Kennedy, Citipower/Powercor, Arnold Bloch Leibler and more.
It has been so wonderful to see the growth and development of these young people, as we support them through an often turbulent and challenging time in their lives, and on to brighter futures.
Some heart-warming feedback from our Year 12 University Pathways Program students:
“In these last four years, I have made changes to my learning and lifestyle from advice I have received from Doxa and I changed to be a better person. I became confident!”
“This is an enlightening experience about completing Year 12 and beyond. This will help me complete my studies.”