The Cowboys Learn Earn Legend! program aims to provide Indigenous students enrolled in years 11 and 12 at participating North Queensland schools with the support they need to complete their secondary education and move into further study, training or employment.
Funded by the Australian Government and supported by the National Rugby League, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys will use our expansive corporate network and education partners to assist students to establish their career pathways, become work ready and improve the school-to-work transition.
The program will work to increase employment rates and prospects of Indigenous Australians involved in the program, as well as contribute to the commitment of the Australian Government to halve the gap between the employment of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within the decade.
This community program will strive to strengthen Indigenous youth through education and the development of working partnerships across our community and family support networks.
It will be continually evaluated and updated to suit the changing needs of program participants.
Thank you to our industry partners who are working with us to assist students to establish their career pathways, become work-ready and improve the school-to-work transition:
• James Cook University
• CityLibraries Townsville
• Evolution Mining
• Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs
• BHP Cannington Mine
• Townsville City Council
• MMG Century Mine
• Leighton Contractors
• P Plate Program
• Rio Tinto
• TAFE Qld
• Queensland Education
• Catholic Education
The Cowboys invite community-minded organisations to join the Learn Earn Legend! program by becoming an industry partner.
Participating organisations work with the Cowboys to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment outcomes.
We're seeking industry partners who can offer participating students any of the following opportunities:
• Work experience
• School-based traineeships
• Scholarships or cadetships
• Entry level positions
• Paid casual, part-time or full-time employment
Outcomes for industry partners
Participating organisations become partners of the Cowboys Learn Earn Legend! program, with recognition and promotion across program collateral and activities.
Industry partners work closely with the Cowboys community relations team throughout the partnership to ensure that agreed outcomes are being achieved for the students.
Talk to us!
All enquiries and expressions of interest in participating should be directed to:
Fiona Pelling, Community Relations Manager
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys
Tel 07 4773 0700