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About our program

It’s never too early to start thinking about the world of work! Young people need opportunities to learn from employers about careers and the skills they might need. The Year 9 Career Taster Program (CTP) provides an exciting opportunity to challenge students' thinking, spark their ‘career curiosity’ and make connections between education and post-school opportunities.

The CTP enables Western Australia’s Year 9 students to explore the stages of early career discovery and study pathways, helping them to make informed decisions about their subject selections in Years 10, 11 and 12. The program supports students to become ‘career curious’ and extend their thinking through practical activities and meaningful experiences with the world of work.

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Schools and training providers

Don’t miss this opportunity for your students and school community to be involved in the Year 9 Career Taster Program (CTP). 

Through facilitating exposure to the world of work and training in an engaging way, the CTP helps students develop career exploration skills, and stay motivated and engaged with their schooling.

Recognition of different circumstances and needs of schools and their students, is a key consideration in the programs’ design. The CTP can be adapted as needed to respect and support community and cultural needs.

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Industry and employers

The CTP offers employers, businesses and training providers a fantastic opportunity to showcase their industry, and engage young people by highlighting the current and future job and career pathways it offers. 

We encourage industry to nominate an experience and submit your event/experience proposal. We’ll get back to you to discuss your ideas.

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Grants Program

The Grants program aims to support schools and Year 9 students across the State to access and participate in engaging and hands-on career exploration activities.

Applications are open to all Western Australian schools and TAFE colleges. Innovative and student-centric activities designed to expand access and participation in the Career Taster Program are strongly encouraged.

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Be part of the Community of Practice

A Community of Practice is currently in development to inspire others in their delivery of the Career Taster Program. The Community of Practice will provide a forum for schools and industry to connect, share ideas and best practice models.

Register your interest in joining the Community of Practice at the following link:

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