The ABCN School Champion is ABCN’s first point of contact at the school for all program–specific queries. Champions are typically the primary coordinators of one or more ABCN program within the school and are responsible for managing the partnership. Selection to the role is generally done by the school Principal or school leadership team representative.
An ideal Champion is passionate about exposing students to additional opportunities, is organised, and has relationships across the school. Champions will be working with one or more ABCN program managers to make their programs a success.
Key aspects of the role include:
Liaison with ABCN:
Student recruitment, care and communication:
Promotion and communication:
School Champion Toolkit: Read Now
Sydney traineeship program: JP Morgan offers a two-year traineeship program for high school graduates wanting to work in the financial services industry. Find out more here.
Digital literacy resources: Optus has a Digital Thumbprint program that includes five curriculum-linked lessons, ideal for boosting students’ digital literacy during remote learning. Teachers can register Years 7-8 classes for digital workshops covering topics such as cyber-security and cyberbullying. There are also useful resources for parents and carers.
Tech careers program: CommBank’s free Careers in Tech online learning program shows students what a career in technology might look like with CommBank. The self-paced program includes modules on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, website planning and digital forensics, demonstrating a wide variety of tasks in the field of technology and innovation. Click here to access the program.
Economics education: UBS has converted its annual HSC Economics Day to a virtual event that features video presentations from Australia’s leading economists, economics editors, strategists and professors. Students interested in pursuing studies in business or economics are invited to click here to register to access the content.
Job preparation program: Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Academy is a free, online learning program that aims to build crucial skills and confidence of students in Years 9–12 to prepare them for the world of work. Students choose from 36 interactive modules, including resume building, interview preparation and how to nail your first day at a new job. Click here to learn more about Skills to Succeed, and to find the access code for the program.
CEO career talk: ABCN has invited many of our member companies to participate in career talks through our Q&A-style program, My Career Rules. Listen to ex-CEO of CSR, Rob Sindel, answer student questions about his career here.
Power your passion and take your STEM studies to the next level.
The Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship was made for talented and inquisitive high school graduates looking to strengthen their passion and expertise in technology to innovate and create new opportunities and inspire good in the world of STEM.
If you’re graduating high school and thinking about undertaking further studies in STEM, apply for our Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship.
You could receive:
ABCN webinar: Steven Worrall, Managing Director of Microsoft Australia, and Anne-Maree Crivelli, Principal of Glenroy College, join Allegra Spender to discuss how they are managing change in their organisations and personally. Click here to download the audio recording.
ABCN webinar: Watch as our CEO Allegra Spender is joined by Glenn Baird, Head of Mental Health at TAL, Petrina Felix-Tolhurst, Executive Manager of Business Enablement at IAG, and Beth Godwin, Principal of Cabramatta High School, for a frank discussion about mental health, managing stress, and looking out for the wellbeing of others. Click here to download the audio recording.
Download: Here’s a simple five-page pack of resources for managing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Online resources: ReachOut has some great classroom resources (thanks, Stockland, for suggesting we connect with them). They include tips for teacher wellbeing and supporting students, such as quick ‘Wellbeing Fives’ activities. R U OK? also has a wealth of educator resources here.
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