SAASTA students explore future pathways with Aboriginal Careers Exploration program
Term 3, week 10 saw our year 10 South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy (SAASTA) students participate in the week-long Aboriginal Careers Exploration program (ACE) with the Workabout Centre.
Students travelled to Regency TAFE each day then moved on to various locations depending on their chosen pathway.
Students had a taste of construction at Regency TAFE, automotive at the Motor trade Association (MTA), and health and community at Tauondi College, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Dental and Flinders Medical Centre.
As part of the health and community program, students received their first aid certificate and had a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal Adelaide Hospital mortuary, heli pad and the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellness Hub.
At the Adelaide Dentist Clinic, students saw how to care for teeth and had an up-close look at how false teeth are made.
Finally at Flinders Medical Centre, students studied the process of becoming a paramedic and had a tour of the centre's high-tech simulation lab. The lab mirrors real-life situations to prepare its students for work in hospitals, surgeries, and other health care settings.
This was a great opportunity for our SAASTA students to have a better understanding of their future pathways to employment, training or university which support Aboriginal students be successful once leaving school.