Futures Forum WA

Stars has a strong focus on supporting Indigenous young women to transition successfully from Year 12 into work or further study. That’s why we expose students to a diverse range of potential career pathways throughout their school life.

Recently, we held our first ever WA Futures Forum at Curtin University, with senior Stars from schools across Perth taking part.

The morning began with a Welcome to Country from Rae-Lee from Curtin University, after which the students took part in a Career Discovery Workshop where they explored career opportunities in preparation for the Futures Forum.

We were lucky enough to have eight of our awesome Stars Foundation corporate partners in attendance, including Sodexo, Bank of Queensland, AMPOL, NEC Australia, Downer Group, Chevron, Cummins, and Clough Group.

Local businesses and organisations were also invited, which meant that students had eighteen potential employers to talk to as they rotated around the tables, hearing about each organisation and asking lots of questions.

After the Forum, Stars hosted a lunch, giving students and potential employers a chance to mingle informally and learn more about one another.

Then it was time for the Careers Q&A Panel, which included Stars Regional Manager WA, Danika Eades, Transitions Mentor Kaisha Jetta, and Balga Mentor Camilla Sawford, as well as staff from Curtin University and Downer Group.

It was a fantastic day of discovery and exploration, and our students came away feeling super energised about their future pathways!