Youth workshops for the senior secondary pathways review

A photo of a group of students sitting around a table discussing new approaches to the future of education
Participants at our co-design workshop on the future of education.
Collaborative workshops
Client:
Department of Education
Overview

We facilitated four youth workshops to support the Department of Education’s review of senior secondary pathways into further education, training and work. These workshops and our reports are providing valuable insights from young people to the expert review Panel.

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We facilitated four youth workshops to support the Department of Education’s review of senior secondary pathways into further education, training and work. These workshops and our reports are providing valuable insights from young people to the expert review Panel.

The workshops included fun, interactive activities with 15-24 year olds and focused on the skills young people felt they needed as they leave school and how they make decisions about their career pathways.

One workshop was a ‘policy hack’ focused on what effective career advice looks like involving more than 100 students, apprenticeships and employment providers.

For the final, national youth forum held in Wagga Wagga, NSW, we recruited 53 young people from across the country to participate in this forum. We designed prototypes, facilitated the forum and managed all bookings, travel and other logistics with young participants and their support people.

Read more about our approach to youth workshops on our blog.

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It really was a very productive group with wide-ranging and valuable perspectives, ideas and feedback, and this was all brought out by effective programing and facilitation. Mel and Kate, you both have a lovely and respectful presence that helps the young people feel safe to contribute, thank you.
Project lead, Department of Education