In July of 2021, Johnson & Johnson expanded its BTE initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. Janssen launched the BTE Sydney, Australia program in partnership with Rise and Shine and Cambridge Park High School.
Targeting 40 students enrolled at Cambridge Park High School, the three-year program will provide a variety of academic enrichment, career exploration, and higher education preparation opportunities in order to increase in the number of young people completing higher education and pursuing STEM careers. Specific program activities and support will be implemented throughout each program year to ensure students meet the designed yearly short-term outcomes.
Key activities include:
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By December 2023, the BTE-Sydney program anticipates achieving the following End-of-Grant outcomes:
80% of BTE students show positive growth in the average score of literacy and numeracy performance from Year 9 to HSC
100% of BTE graduates are employed or plan to pursue further study
30% of BTE graduates chose a STEM2D education or career pathway post-school.
100% of students report that they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully gain employment and/or pursue post-secondary education.
100% of BTE students are able to make a well-informed, relevant decision about their education and career plans.