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Traineeship gives Jannah the confidence to continue studies

/ Success Story
Jannah Firebrace gained the skills and knowledge during a traineeship to confidently start university next year.

A TRAINEESHIP in Business through South West TAFE has given Jannah Firebrace the confidence to learn new skills and she is now planning to start university in 2020.

Jannah finished year 12 at Portland Secondary College in 2017 and wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.

She saw a traineeship advertised at a Portland family medical clinic Dhauwurd Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service (DWECH) and decided to apply.

“I got the job and it’s been great. It was challenging working and studying business at the same time but I was able to put everything I was learning into practice straight away,” she said.

Jannah was able to gain a new position within the organisation when she became executive assistant to the CEO.

“It was a great role and I was able to use all of the skills I’d learnt through my traineeship,” she said.

Jannah said she would recommend a traineeship to anyone.

“It definitely helped with my confidence. The teachers gave me independence but whenever I needed help they were always there. The classes were great as well,” she said.

Jannah now has plans to head to university to study a Bachelor of Social Work at the Institute of Koorie Education at Deakin University.

Her goal is to one day complete the bachelor degree and return to the Portland community to support the community.