Wests Tigers have this week launched a new program aimed at providing career advice and support to High School students in the Club’s community.
The Wests Tigers Careers Assembly Program will see members of the Club’s management team speak with students from a range of schools, providing an insight into their role with Wests Tigers and how they have progressed through their career.
The program was kicked off with Chair Marina Go, CEO Justin Pascoe and COO Ryan Webb speaking at three schools on Friday.
Go, Pascoe and Webb spoke about career development, goal setting, their progression and provided advice to the students.
Marina Go spoke with more than 500 students at Marsden High School in West Ryde, with the students from a range of years.
Justin Pascoe and Ryan Webb, along with Wests Tigers Fan Engagement and Community Manager Shaun Spence, presented to a group of 80 senior students at Elizabeth Macarthur High School in Narellan Vale before visiting over 1,200 students at Picton High School.
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that the new program provided a great opportunity for the Club to provide students with a different look at professional sport.
“The Wests Tigers Careers Assembly Program gives us a chance to show students a different side of the Club, providing an insight into how the business is run,” said Pascoe. “We’re also able to pass on some of what we’ve learnt through our careers so far.
“It’s great to be able to use the Wests Tigers brand to reach out to school students and provide them with some advice on career progression once they have graduated from school,” he said.
The Wests Tigers Careers Assembly Program will continue at schools across the Club’s region throughout 2016.