Charles Darwin University and Tennant Creek High School have signed a letter of intent for 2007, continuing the formal relationship between the two parties.
Secondary schools liaison lecturer for SchoolsLink in CDU’s Community and Access, Mandy Cawthorne-Crosby last week discussed changes in the LOI with the principal of Tennant Creek High School, Meg Lees.
Since its inception in 2006 there have been 48 secondary schools across the Territory that have signed the LOI.
Mandy said that whilst the LOI is not legally binding, it offers the opportunity to enhance the University’s relationship with the school.
‘It encourages them to see CDU as a supportive training organisation committed to providing senior secondary students with quality VET training,’ she said.
The letters of intent outline the objectives, obligations and responsibilities of both parties in delivery and assessment of vocational and technical education (VET), VETiS (VET in Schools) and higher education.
Schools also have access to CDU’s extensive support programs, including Indigenous placement opportunities via Adopt-a-School and the Pathways program, providing students with alternative options into higher education.