In 2015, Maffra Secondary College received a Leadership and Innovation Award at the Regional and Community Development Awards, held at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. The award was received as a result of the industry leading Corporate Immersion program the college has pioneered with their corporate partners Australia Post.
The award acknowledge the success of the program in only its first year, where a select group of Year 10 students were linked with Australia Post mentors. Students regularly engaged with their mentors, worked collaboratively on problem solving activities, and visited corporate offices. Students not only developed a range of real world skills, but broadened their understanding and awareness of the range of career options available to them.
Through the support of Schools Connect and as a result of University of Melbourne evaluation, the program will continue into the future, with plans to ensure it grows bigger, stronger and more beneficial for students.