Sprints Passport supports students to look beyond school and gain skills and experience that will help them transition into employment. By engaging local service providers, students complete micro-credentials that can be added to their competency toolkit.
Sprints Passport supports First Nations young people to be prepared for the world of work and life after school. The program works in remote communities to assist with the transition to adulthood and the world of work. Young people in these communities often face challenges if they are unskilled and lack experience, making it difficult to engage in the workforce, achieve occupational equity and thrive beyond school. They also often lack access to skills development opportunities. Sprints Passport is focused on building self-efficacy and developing skills to help young people achieve their transition goals.
Currently running in Woorabinda, the Sprints Passport Pilot Program delivers ‘micro-credentialling’ and place-based training opportunities for young people. The pilot is providing training and skills development for up to 80 local students, with at least 10 to receive tailored guidance as a part of the partnership.
Following the pilot program, Sprints Passport will undergo further refinement with plans to expand into additional partner communities.
Participation is open to all young people in Woorabinda between the ages of 15 and 18 years, both engaged and disengaged with school. The skills learned will address individual and community needs to ensure the building of capacity across all dimensions. This program enables First Nations young people the opportunity to take steps to achieving their aspirations for life after school, using a co-design method that enables the young people and program staff to walk side by side.
THE SPRINTS PASSPORT PROGRAM SUPPORTS STUDENTS TO LOOK BEYOND SCHOOL AND GAIN SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE THAT WILL HELP THEM TRANSITION INTO EMPLOYMENT.
SPRINTS PASSPORT IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE BETTER EQUIPPED TO TRANSITION INTO THE WORLD OF WORK. THE PROGRAM AIMS TO UPSKILL 15-18-YEAR-OLD PARTICIPANTS THROUGH A MICRO-CREDENTIAL FRAMEWORK, DELIVERED THROUGH A SERIES OF SHORT, PRACTICAL COURSES WITHIN SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY.