2017 GTO Excellence Award Winner: Skillinvest


Skillinvest GTO Excellence Award Winner Skillinvest

Lift Off Program

This program is a re-engagement program for students in year 7, 8 & 9, designed to transition students back into education through a flexible safe and non-threatening environment. Lift Off is supported by a partner group founded by Cranbourne East Secondary School.

Designed for students that have disengaged from school due to high levels of anxiety/depression, family & other mental health related issues.

This program provides students with meaningful pathway by developing their vocational skills, academic abilities as well as assist in the referral to appropriate agencies.

In the first 6 months of delivery has seen the transition of 2 students back to main stream schools.  An increase in student retention from 38% to 68%.  Students volunteering in the program.

An innovative program providing an educational alternative for young people faced with significant challenges in their life.