The St George Illawarra Dragons are proud to announce the continued success of the NRL School to Work program.
The Dragons are one of 10 NRL clubs that help facilitate the Indigenous transition program by supporting 60 students in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven area.
The Dragons draw upon their partnerships with local businesses, corporations and educational institutions to help support these students, transitioning from school into the workforce or into further education.
A perfect example of such partnerships was embodied last Monday when young Ulladulla High student Gene Johns was inducted into the Royal Australian Navy.
Gene became aware of such a career path through the partnership the Dragons have with the Australian Defence Force Recruiting and the fabulous mentoring from Dragons S2W Project Officer Daniel Holdsworth.
Gene was full of praise for Daniel Holdsworth for providing him and many others with great opportunities.
Petty Officer Luke Griffis also made special mention of the annual St George Illawarra Dragons - Australian Defence Force - School to Work clinic day held at WIN Stadium in April.
The opportunity for students to speak with personnel from the Australian Defence Force in a group setting, rather than as individuals provides a less daunting environment.
The St George Illawarra Dragons S2W program commenced in 2015.
In a great coup for our region, two new NRL School to Work staff have been appointed: School to Work Project Officer Scott Morgan and School to Work Transition Officer Kate Carrol.