Learn about Partnership Brokers
Funding for School Business Community Partnership Brokers ended in December 2015. This page has been maintained as an ongoing resource to support information sharing and continued learning on how to effectively improve education outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people.
For the past five years The Smith Family has been a facilitating partner in the Australian Government's School Business Community Partnership Broker Program in six regions across Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. The aim of the program has been to improve education outcomes with a focus on supporting young people to remain engaged with education and make a successful transition beyond school.
The work of the Partnership Broker teams has resulted in some extraordinary partnerships across a wide range of sectors making a difference to the lives of young people in their communities. The work has engaged stakeholders across education and training, business, industry, government at all levels, the community sector, as well as some vital work with parents. More than 700 partnerships were brokered over the course of the program, and more than a forty percent of these are now entirely self-sustaining.
Funding for the Program ended on 31st December 2014 so this web page has been developed as a legacy and as a resource for staff and stakeholders to access so that the work can continue to make a difference for young people.
Watch the following videos at our YouTube to learn more about the Partnership Brokers and the outcomes of their work:
- The Smith Family Partnership Brokers - Student Reflections
- The Smith Family Partnership Brokers - Early Learning Initiatives
- Partnership Brokers - Our Working Model.