What is Dubbo Opportunity Hub (DHUB)
Dubbo Opportunity Hub (DHUB) is a program of support that works closely with the schools in Dubbo and Wellington to build the confidence and knowledge of Aboriginal students to achieve their desired career pathway.
We partner with local Elders and community leaders, local employers and various community agencies to help students progress their chosen career pathway.
Our approach is collaborative, inclusive, Our approach is collaborative, inclusive, respectful, focused, culturally aware, and flexible.
How will it help?
Member schools have access to the DHUB School Career Mentors and in-school sessions tailored to the needs of the Aboriginal student group.
The DHUB team can provide practical, appropriate, and positive support to each participant’s chosen path to success by:
- Connecting you to a mentor and supporting you every step of the way.
- Finding local opportunities that align with your career aspirations,
- Coordinating local employment, scholarships, internships and volunteer work.
- Helping you create a career plan to get you where you want to go.
- Offering in-school training and career workshop sessions.
How does DHUB work?
Once a school has become a DHUB Member, we meet with a core group of staff and school leadership to scope out a program of support and in-school session delivery.
Developed for the NSW Department of Education through the NSW Government’s OCHRE initiative (OCHRE: Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility, Empowerment), our DHUB team provides in-school sessions and out of school activity that builds a powerful sense of cultural identity and increases participation and performance in education.
Who can access DHUB?
Participants maybe eligible for this program if they:
- Are of Aboriginal origin and;
- Currently attend school between years 5-12 in Dubbo and Wellington member schools.
- Have left school in the last 12 months.
We also partner with schools to add value to relevant existing programs or initiatives.
In-school sessions focus on aspiration building, career pathway planning and setting up young people for successful and fulfilling employment.
”Aboriginal students and youth are at the core of what we do. Their aspirations and needs will drive the work of DHUB. Bamara will work collaboratively and with focused effort to ensure they achieve a successful transition to a meaningful career and post schooling outcome, and we invite you to be a crucial part of that journey.”
OAM Director and Owner, Bamara
The DHUB difference
DHUB is a whole community approach. We create links between schools, employers, training providers, support services and Aboriginal communities and work in partnership to find and create opportunities.
Our focus is on:
Coordination and linking current services
DHUB is not about creating a whole new program, it’s about coordinating and linking current services to provide opportunities to gain economic independence through education and employment.
We add value to current programs and services, working with school leaders to identify and fill gaps.
Career pathway planning
DHUB provides in-school sessions that focus on aspiration building, career pathway planning and setting up for employment success.
We work to match opportunities to individual students’ aspirations and make beneficial and positive connections. We work to build respectful and strong connections with parents and caregivers. Our foundation partners come from education, community, and industry backgrounds to ensure our work aligns with the local community.
Whether you want to learn more about our services or from a local school interested in a DHUB membership, we’re here to help.
35A White Street, Dubbo NSW 2830
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Office Contact Number
1300 613 209
How can we help?
For any questions or enquiries, please get in touch and complete the form below – we’d love to hear from you.