Education asked our new Project Officers their thoughts on their roles and what motivates them.
“Joining Federation has given me a family away from home. It has provided me with a strong support network, training, advice, mentoring and a network of like-minded friends who all share a passion for the core values of public education and are committed to educating the children of our future.
I became a Project Officer to share these experiences and so that others could benefit from union membership the way I have.”
“The access I have had to professional learning, training, expertise and support through Federation has benefited my career greatly.
“I want every early-career teacher to be a part of that, so they can benefit in the myriad ways I have.”
“I chose to apply for Project Officer primarily to support the union which has supported me. I also wanted to extend and challenge myself in a new environment, and to gain a holistic perspective of the conditions public schools in NSW face, and develop a concept of the way forward.”
“I wanted to increase my activism within Federation by helping strengthen our membership. I applied to become a Project Officer to contribute to the recruitment and mobilisation of teachers who may not fully understand the importance of strong and active union."