News about Aboriginal country and culture in Western Australia

07 October 2012

Educational training programs for young women in Geraldton

SHINE is an award winning educational program based in Geraldton that empowers young women with the skills and tools required to build a successful career.

The program takes place within a purpose-built hairdressing salon at John Willcock College, and aims to develop confidence in girls at risk of leaving school by inspiring them to learn through a hands-on, fun and engaging environment.

SHINE offers skills and leadership training to indigenous and 'at risk' girls aged between 13 and 15, and prepares these students for future traineeships and placement within the workforce.

For more information on the program, visit the SHINE website.