IntoWork Australia launches National School Awards program

IntoWork Australia, the leading not for profit provider of employment, skills, education and support programs in Australia, has launched its “Vibrant Futures Award” program in more than 100 schools across the country.

Named after the IntoWork Group’s vision of ‘Vibrant Futures’, the award program was created to acknowledge individuals who demonstrate two key values that are highly sought after in today’s global society – Integrity and Respect.

“Today’s students are our future leaders, and it is important that we support and encourage those personal attributes that will contribute to a positive, inclusive and thriving society,” said IntoWork Group CEO Poul Bottern.

The IntoWork Group works with tens of thousands of people each year, offering pathways to further training, employment and specialist support to achieve their work and life goals. “In every industry, both in Australia and around the world, those achieving success are not only those equipped with the essential skills but who also consistently demonstrate Integrity and Respect in everything they do.”

IntoWork will partner with 115 schools for the inaugural Vibrant Futures Award program. “We want to celebrate the positive impact these young people have already had on society through living these values, and reinforce the importance of these as foundations for a successful future, no matter what career path they choose”.

Students who consistently demonstrate the values of Integrity and Respect in their school, work and personal lives are eligible to be nominated for the Vibrant Futures Awards by their teachers via a confidential nomination process. Three finalists from each school will be announced, with one winner per school receiving a $500 voucher, certificate and a lapel pin.

The Vibrant Futures Award program builds upon the existing work the IntoWork Group does with young people, students and school leavers across Australia, which includes career advice and mentoring, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities, transition support services, employment and training programs and youth engagement programs.

“We’re very proud to be launching the Vibrant Futures Award program. Through these awards, we hope to encourage and empower young Australians to strive for excellence and make a difference.”


The following schools will participate in the Vibrant Futures Awards 2023:

New South Wales/ Australian Capital Territory

Claremont College

Erindale College

Hawker College

Lake Tuggeranong College

Melba Copland Secondary School

St Francis Xavier College



All Hallows’ School

Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School

Benowa State High School

Beenleigh State High School

Biloela State High School

Bayside Christian College

Bundaberg North State High School

Caboolture State High School

Calvary Christian College

Cairns State High School

Chanel College Gladstone

Dysart State High School

Emmaus College

Ferny Grove State High School

Foxwell State Secondary

Good Samaritan College

Grace Lutheran College

Hillcrest Christian College

Holy Spirit College

Kelvin Grove State College

Kirwan State High School

Kings Christian College PIMPAMA Campus

King’s Christian College

Longreach State High School

Laidley State High School

Loganlea State High School

Lowood State High School

MacGregor State High School

Marist College Emerald

Mackay Christian College

Mackay North State High School

Mackay Northern Beaches State High School

Mackay State High School

Mount Morgan State High School

Nerang State High School

North Rockhampton State High School

Palm Beach Currumbin State High School

Park Ridge High

Pimpama State Secondary College

St Brendans College

St Columban’s College

Sunnybank State High School

Sunshine Beach High

Tannum Sands State High School

Trinity Bay SHS

Wilsonton State High School

YMCA Redlands College

YMCA Vocational School – Senior Campus

Yeppoon State High School


South Australia

Avenues College

Blackwood High School

Bordertown High School

Brighton Secondary School

Compass Catholic Community

Kangaroo Island Community Education

Le Fevre High School

Mitcham Girls High School

Murray Bridge High School

Mount Barker High School

Seaton High School

St Patricks Technical College



Elizabeth College

Guilford Young College

Hellyer College

Hobart City High School

Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School

Launceston Big Picture School

Launceston College

Marist Regional College

Mount Carmel College

Port Dalrymple School

Rosny College

Scottsdale High School

St Brendan-Shaw College

The Hutchins School

Ulverstone Secondary College



Bass Coast College

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

Copperfield College

East Doncaster Secondary College

Elisabeth Murdoch College

Foster Secondary College

Korumburra Secondary College

Lakeview Senior College

Lara Secondary College

Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College

Melton Secondary College

Mirboo North Secondary School

Montmorency Secondary College

Mount Erin College

Mornington Secondary College

St Albans Secondary College

St Bernards College Stawell

Secondary College

Springside West Secondary College

Somerville Secondary College

Sydney Road Community School

Taylors Lakes Secondary College

The Lakes South Morang

Victoria University Secondary College

William Ruthven Secondary College


Western Australia

Clarkson Community High School

Katanning Senior School

Narrogin Senior High School

Northam Senior High School

Youth Futures Community School

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