Pathways Engagement Officers

Pathways Engagement Officers (Pathways EOs) use a collaborative approach with schools and industry to improve pathways support for secondary students.

The role of Pathways EOs

Pathways EOs are dedicated professionals committed to improving the quality of pathways support for secondary students. They are non-teaching staff members working collaboratively with schools and industry partners to facilitate personalised career planning for students who require more targeted support.

Pathways EOs bring a wealth of experience, having been carefully selected based on their extensive backgrounds in youth engagement. Their careers span organisations, including the NSW Police Force, TAFE, and high schools. This diverse career history and skillset allows them to connect with a broad range of students, understanding their unique needs and tailoring support accordingly.

How Pathways EOs work with schools

Pathways EOs engage directly with designated school contacts, typically Careers Advisers, Transition Advisers, Head Teachers, or Deputy Principals to identify priority students. Armed with a deep understanding of each student’s interests, capabilities and workplace readiness, Pathways EOs research bespoke opportunities within the local community for students to explore career and training options.

Currently, Pathways EOs are actively servicing 148 schools across NSW.

Meet the Pathways EOs


  • DoE

Business Unit:

  • Career pathways
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