A group of students from Southport State High School participating in the NRL School to Work program have gained potentially lifesaving skills after completing a first aid & CPR course conducted by the Queensland Ambulance Service.

The seven students successfully completed their training under the guidance of Senior Clinical Educator Trish Murray, receiving a certificate and a first aid kit.

NRL School to Work officer Melissa Lightburn saying the students really embraced the training, along with the opportunity to learn vital new skills.

"All seven students who completed the training, now have the ability save the lives of their friends, family and love ones"

"The Queensland Ambulance Service provided a fantastic course which will only assist in helping participants to transition from school to work"

The Ambulance service also spent time providing information on various career paths and opportunities within the Queensland Ambulance Service.

The NRL School to Work (S2W) program is an education and employment program which utilises the positive profile of the game of Rugby League to support and encourage Year 11 & 12 Indigenous students to achieve their QCE. The program prepares them for the transition from school through to employment or further education.

The support continues for course students for a further 12 months after completing their year twelve studies.

The S2W program and Gold Coast Titans have worked in partnership since July 2017, the program now servicing 16 schools across the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers region with over 80 students engaged in the program.

The NRL School to Work program is funded by the Australian Government department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and proudly supported by the staff & players of Gold Coast Titans.

For more information on the NRL School to Work Program contact Melissa Lightburn on mlightburn@nrl.com.au