O Week was big for Future Tracks with visits to our partner universities to meet new early childhood teaching students! Thank you to all the amazing students we chatted to - your passion for the profession you are entering is inspiring, and we look forward to exploring the ways that we can help you spring in to the early learning sector!
In Sydney, we visited Macquarie Uni and met with the whole School of Education before our CEO, Lucy, presented at the breakout session for students studying early childhood education. From our chats with students, what is really appealing about Future Tracks is the opportunity to be matched with an experienced mentor, who can shed light on the concepts they are studying, and give examples of how these look in practice.
At QUT, we met with students who were eager to know more about how Future Tracks can work with and around their studies - especially when it comes to time commitments in their busy schedules. We provide professional development sessions and networking opportunities for students throughout the year, which all assist with entering careers at the end of their degrees! Our team are very flexible when it comes to fitting around schedules, and there are additional opportunities for students who are keen to get more involved….
Speaking of…. our wonderful new Future Tracks Student Ambassador, Issy Jukes, dropped in to QUT O-Week to meet and chat with new students. Issy is one excellent example of an FT participant who has been highly engaged and eager to get involved with our mentoring sessions (her mentor can’t speak highly enough of her!), and professional development training. This put her in a position to be matched by Future Tracks with paid work in an early learning centre, so she can work in her chosen field while she studies!