A short video created by the MATSITI team in 2011 has been identified as the inspiration for a series of career counselling workshops with an Indigenous focus. The workshops have since been developed by the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) with funding from the MATSITI initiative.Follow My Lead logo

Michelle Whall, Project Officer with the CDAA, recently revealed that the idea for their Follow my Lead workshops was triggered by the video – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers’ views on teaching – which is re-presented below.

Three of the Follow my Lead workshops have already been delivered this year, with over 30 people now active role models in their local regions. These 30 are busy demonstrating the value of Career Practitioners as role models and encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider teaching as a possible career.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers’ views on teaching

The video poses some key questions to five Aboriginal and Torres Islander teachers in Australian schools, questions such as What could you say to kids today to encourage them to take up teaching? and How can communities support their children to become better teachers?

View original post from November 2011 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers’ views on teaching

View post highlighting a recent MATSITI/CDAA webinar and how CDAA will use the workshops to develop mentors

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