The latest cohort of ten Year 10 and 11 students recently completed the immersive three-day program where they enjoyed rotations across a variety of hospital and health services.
Throughout the week, students had the opportunity to experience clinical settings, talk to health professionals about their work and gain hands-on learning.
One of this year’s participants said, “It was one of the best experiences I’ve had. It has confirmed my passion for medicine and I fully intend to pursue a career in medicine.”
Another participant said, “The course was very helpful in assisting my learning and helping me decide what I can do in the future.”
Natalie Boncales, Acting Aboriginal Employment Coordinator, says that offering Koori Kids as a career pathway into Health remains an important part of our commitment to Closing the Gap.
“Koori Kids presents a great opportunity for students to really explore their passion for health, caring and medicine.”
“We’ve had a number of successes with Koori Kids over the years and we know it’s an excellent program that provides young Aboriginal people with a pathway into pursuing a career with our local health services.”
A total of 27 students took part in Koori Kids Futures in 2023.
https://www.nsw.gov.au/health/nbmlhd/news/stories/kickstarting-careers-koori-kids-futures Kickstarting careers with Koori Kids Futures