Train­ing opens ca­reer doors

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Two Onslow Year 12 stu­dents have com­pleted their stud­ies with qual­i­fi­ca­tions and in­dus­tryspe­cific train­ing that has led to full-time em­ploy­ment.

The stu­dents are from Onslow Pri­mary School, which has just 118 pupils from kinder­garten to Year 12.

Taylor Brett, 17, has been of­fered a full-time trainee­ship with V Swans af­ter com­plet­ing a Cer­tifi­cate II in sport and re­cre­ation and is cur­rently in the process of ob­tain­ing a Cer­tifi­cate II in sports coach­ing.

V Swans Ac­tive ed­u­ca­tional re­gional man­ager Sarah Wright said they were ex­cited to see Taylor de­velop her skills.

“Taylor has dis­played an ap­ti­tude for the sport and re­cre­ation in­dus­try and we are ex­cited to see her con­tinue to de­velop this skill set as an em­ployee of V Swans,” she said.

Am­ber Mont­gomery, 17, is cur­rently work­ing full-time with One Tree Com­mu­nity Ser­vices and com­plet­ing a Cer­tifi­cate III in early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion.

One Tree Onslow man­ager Kelly Mil­ton said they were proud to be able to fa­cil­i­tate train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal high school stu­dents.

“We have been able to sup­port Am­ber as she has grown into a con­fi­dent ed­u­ca­tor over the last eight months and will con­tinue to sup­port her train­ing as she works to com­plete her Cer­tifi­cate III qual­i­fi­ca­tion whilst work­ing here at the chil­dren’s ser­vice,” she said.

Onslow PS prin­ci­pal Jacqueline Barry said it has been a joy to see Am­ber and Taylor grow through­out their sec­ondary school­ing.

“We at Onslow Pri­mary School are ex­tremely proud to see them both grad­u­ate into full-time em­ploy­ment,” she said.

Onslow PS is able to of­fer its se­nior stu­dents in­di­vid­ual path­way plans that lead to em­ploy­ment or fur­ther stud­ies through part­ner­ships with the Chevron-op­er­ated Wheat­stone Project, V Swans and One Tree Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, and sup­port from the Pil­bara Ed­u­ca­tion Re­gional Of­fice and the School of Iso­lated and Dis­tance Ed­u­ca­tion and Par­ents. Onslow PS deputy prin­ci­pal and vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Joel Yates said the flex­i­bil­ity in the VET pro­gram and in­di­vid­ual path­way plan­ning that Onslow Pri­mary School of­fers has led to pos­i­tive out­comes for both of our grad­u­at­ing stu­dents in 2016.

Pic­ture: Onslow Pri­mary School

Am­ber Mont­gomery with Se­lena Fildes, 3, at One Tree Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

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