Off to the seat of power

Chei-Lani Bialobrodzki, Jade Harris and Tenae Rivers will visit Canberra.
Chei-Lani Bialobrodzki, Jade Harris and Tenae Rivers will visit Canberra.

The students were all successful applicants in the Follow the Dream curriculum which has helped them define their goals for future achievements.

All the students have expressed an interest in working in Canberra in areas they are passionate about.

For Jade Harris (16), time spent in the Prime Minister’s office would be useful and she would like to ask questions and watch what he does in his day-to-day duties.

For Chei-Lani Bialobrodzki (15), time in the Defence Minister’s office and the defence forces would be of interest to her, while for fellow student 16 year-old Tenae Rivers the Department of Health and the Minister for Health is her special area of interest. The students will travel to the ACT in week eight of the term and co-ordinator Nicola Angell said they were already shining on the national stage.

‘They are all very strong capable young women who possess great potential and strong opinions,’ she said.

‘It was a competitive process to be selected for this program, which is a wonderful opportunity for students.’

It also offers the opportunity to access information on pathways into Australian Government employment and different career options.

The program was developed to provide high performing indigenous students in years 11 and 12 with hands-on experience and information about job opportunities and career pathways.