About the program

The Educational Pathways Program is an innovative program designed to improve education and career outcomes for young people by introducing NSW public high schools students to a range of post-school training and employment pathways

The Educational Pathways Program was launched as a pilot in 24 schools in 2020. As a result of this successful pilot phase, the project has been expanded to cover an additional 121 high schools from Term 1 2022, and continues until 2023.

Features of the expanded Educational Pathways Program include:

  • Fee-free apprenticeships and pre-traineeships, allowing students to ‘test-drive’ different vocational education and training courses;
  • Specialist head teachers and teams to work with careers advisers to create more engaging opportunities and pathways for students; and
  • Dedicated staff to promote awareness and engagement in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, and offer tailored support and mentoring for students exploring these pathways.

List of participating schools

View a list of all schools taking part in the expanded Educational Pathways Program from Term 1 2022.

Initiatives of the program

Explore each of the 8 initiatives that schools have access to as part of the Educational Pathways Program.

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Website being updated

Effective Term 1 2022, as a result of the successful pilot phase, the program will be scaled-up and offered in an additional 121 high schools. This website is currently being updated with new information and detail about the program. Please check back regularly.

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