Training opens career doors
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.
Amber Montgomery with Selena Fildes, 3, at One Tree Community Centre.