Tandem recently announced a major sponsor of Reach Foundation’s new secondary school career pathways program, Diverge, as part of a $50,000 partnership deal for 2017-18.

The Diverge program starts in mid-October and connects Year 10 students with industry leaders and highly skilled youth facilitators to help them turn their passions into careers.

 

Funding from Tandem will go towards sponsoring young people to take part in the program who would have otherwise not been able to afford it.

As part of the partnership, Tandem will also support the Reach Secondary School Workshops, which help students from Year 7 to 12 build their resilience and wellbeing. The students practice skills to increase a sense of connection with others and develop empathy and awareness among fellow students.

Tandem and Reach plan to run 354 workshops across Victoria and New South Wales in the coming year with around 19,000 participants.

“The Reach Foundation does an incredible job in building resilient and compassionate young people and helping them find their desired career path,” Tandem CEO

Jonathan Field said.

“By supporting this work, we are able to fulfil our commitment to supporting the development of a resilient, job ready and inclusive workforce.”

Reach CEO Chris Naish welcomed Tandem’s support.

“Reach is excited to be partnering with Tandem to help power our Secondary School Workshops across VIC and NSW in 2017-18. Each year Reach has over 19,000 instances of participation by young people aged 13-18 in its secondary school workshops, and this would simply not be possible without the support of companies like Tandem. Our workshops are all about inspiring generations of confident, self-aware and passionate young people shaping the world. Thanks Tandem, you legends!”, he said.

The new partnership is part of Tandem’s wider Corporate Social Responsibility Framework released in September.