INTERGRATING cultures and learning about new opportunities is what National Reconciliation Week is all about, event organiser Stephanie Armstrong said.
Ms Armstrong this week presented a unique opportunity to Bendigo Senior Secondary College and Catholic College Bendigo students.
She said indigenous female students were granted the opportunity to learn how to navigate the health care system as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person.
"There are eight young girls who are interested in a health career," she said.
It is about providing opportunities for aboriginal people to get health careers.Stephanie Armstrong
"They listen to women's stories about how they got into it.
"It is about providing opportunities for aboriginal people to get health careers.
"They also got to meet first Australians who are in health careers."
As part of their continuing recognition of reconciliation week, BSSC will encourage equality through the presentation of Bendigo Access Employment scholarships on Monday, June 1.
The scholarships are directed to six indigenous students.
Bendigo Parent and Community Engagement project officer Kylie McMahon said the event reflected the spirit of National Reconciliation Week.
"Indigenous students from seven to 10 colleges across Bendigo have been invited to the event and asked to bring a friend," she said.
"Local Indigenous Community members will also attend the event and it’s a great opportunity for indigenous and non-indigenous Australians to celebrate reconciliation and have a conversation about what it means for all of us.”
BSSC’s indigenous programs coordinator Suzie Janssen said the event was an important day on the Bendigo Senior Secondary College calendar.
“The National Reconciliation Week event builds visible indigenous culture at BSSC, and this helps our students feel comfortable and proud of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.”
The event will be held from 11.45am at Ulumbarra Theatre.