The Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) is partnering with the University of South Australia as part of the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teacher Initiative (MATSITI) to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders considering teaching as a career choice.
In the recently released Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teacher Workforce Analysis report, MATSITI Project Director Professor Peter Buckskin PSM, FACE, said “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students still rarely see their own people teaching in the classroom”.
As Australia’s largest and only cross-sectoral association of career development professionals, CDAA National Manager Greg Parker said CDAA was well placed to deliver the Follow my lead project throughout 2015.
“Those working within the school environment have both the expertise and teaching experience to make a positive impact on the career decisions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students”, Mr Parker said.
CDAA will offer a number of Follow my lead workshops in focus regions around Australia. The workshops will explore MATSITI’s aims and objectives and how to incorporate role modelling in career development activities.
Workshops will commence in March 2015, with dates and venues being announced in coming months. Please see the CDAA website for more information.
The Follow my Lead: Careers in Teaching initiative is supported by MATSITI following a call for expressions of interest in July 2014, and will conclude at the end of 2015.
See media release (PDF)
See Follow my lead flyer (PDF)