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 vocational training and employment pathways.

The Educational Pathways Program was launched as a pilot in 24 schools in 2020. As a result of the successful pilot phase, the program is now being delivered in 145 government high schools across 9 regions of NSW.

The Educational Pathways Program complements existing careers education activities through the provision of additional resources, including two key roles; Head Teachers Careers and SBAT Engagement Officers, who work closely with schools to:

  • Ensure students have access to sound advice, great training pathways and rewarding work opportunities.
  • Promote SBAT opportunities, a proven pathway for students to successfully transition to work and/or further education.
  • Match students with SBAT employers and offer tailored support and mentoring for students exploring these pathways.
  • Streamline delivery of the program across groups of schools.
  • Support students with barriers to education.

Participating schools

View a list of all schools taking part in the Educational Pathways Program.

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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About the pilot

The pilot program was launched in November 2019 by the Hon. Geoff Lee, Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, and the Hon. Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Education and Early Childhood. The pilot took place in 24 schools across 2 regions; south-west Sydney and the North Coast.

For more information on the pilot, visit the pilot phase section of the website.

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