When Samson fled his home of Burundi, he also left behind a cherished career as a social worker, teacher and pastor in his local community. Having arrived in Australia less than six months ago as a humanitarian entrant, Samson quickly connected with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) at TAFE QLD to improve his English and help with settlement. Read more
Emma struggled at high school and left school early due to mental illness. She was encouraged to join Community College Northern Inland Inc’s Foundations Class but she was reluctant at first. However Emma enjoyed the class and it set her on a path to further study.
When 26 year old Mason came into the Tiered Training and Transition program at The Bridge he had been unemployed for four years. He had spent most of his time alone at home with few opportunities for social interaction. Read more
Jodie came to the program at the Australian Institute of Social Relations on the recommendation and with the support of her employer – Incompro Youth Services – which provides support services and programs for Aboriginal young people. Read more
Hailing from a country and culture in which the value of education for women is ignored, when Zahraa arrived in Australia from Iraq three years ago she was determined to change her trajectory. She wanted to become a doctor.
Life at home was difficult and Zoe left school at year 10. At 17 she fell pregnant but tragically lost her unborn son to a fatal heart condition. Determined to get her life back on track, Zoe enrolled in a Skills for Education and Employment program (SEE) program at TAFE Queensland to complete her Senior Certificate. Read more
Andrey works at a local quarry where the work is hard and dirty and the hours are long. He knew the place inside out and was the ‘go to’ person when it came to getting things done. But when he was promoted to second-in-charge he was hesitant. Having never completed high school he was worried about tackling the more formal side of the management role and worried it might be beyond his skills. Read more
In October 2016 Samuel saw an ad on TV for Reading Writing Hotline with a phone number for help and realised it was time to make the call. He was at a point in his life where his problems with literacy were taking their toll. Read more
Sue began work doing light duties as a volunteer at Pangerang Community House after she had acquired a brain injury. Soon she enrolled in a beginners computer class to re-learn skills and regain her confidence. Read more
As an early school leaver and to satisfy government mutual obligation requirements, Josephine began full-time in the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program in September 2015, studying Foundation Skills. At first Josephine resisted her lessons saying that she’d left school in year 8 because she hated school as well as the teachers. Read more