Student follows dream to Canberra
FREMANTLE College student Alkira Gamble has travelled to Canberra to learn about future careers in government.
Miss Gamble attended the Work Exposure in Government (WEX) program, which brings 70 students from around the country to Canberra, earlier this month.
Family and friends suggested the program to her.
“I enjoyed going to Parliament House and seeing job opportunities,” she said. “I learnt about job and career opportunities in the future and how the government helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”
The 16-year-old said the program was valuable.
“It was very worthwhile, everyone was really tightknit and was like family,” she said.
“In the future I first want to go university and study genetics and linguistics at University of Western Australia.”
Miss Gamble is part of the Follow The Dream program at Fremantle College.
Fremantle College Follow The Dream co-ordinator Nathan Dines said such opportunities broadened the students’ horizons.
“The WEX program has been a fantastic opportunity for Alkira and the other Follow The Dream students as it encourages them to consider a wide range of career possibilities and inspires them to pursue their aspirations,” he said.
“The fact that four Follow The Dream students have been selected out of a nationally competitive process is testament to their hard work.”
Alkira Gamble was one of four WA high-performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to learn more about careers in the Australian Government.