Soldiers Point Marina has been a longtime believer in the value of the Real Futures programs and is continuing that role by pledging $60,000 in funding to the organisation over the next three years.
The funding comes in the form of student scholarships and backing over the three years for many of the Real Futures programs. The aim of the funding for those framing the programs is to give students from Tomaree High and St Philip’s schools an employment advantage.
Another is to make the transition from school to the workplace as effective and productive as possible. The funding supports many strategies currently in place such as ready for work programs, industry workshops and work experience, said marina manager Darrell Barnett.
The aim is to enable students to gain as much hands-on experience as possible before entering the workforce. We see our yearly donation as a way to help children who used to walk away from the education system, often at 15, continue on to Year 12 and be proud of their efforts.”