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Joel realises employment goals

Thursday, 2 March, 2017

A struggle with language, literacy and numeracy was an open problem for Joel when he first walked through the doors of Karingal Training Sunshine, but he was determined to explore new work opportunities through education.

With the help of a dedicated Karingal Training trainer, Genevieve, he completed two job ready qualifications and a work placement and is now happily working for Home Instead Senior Care.

Joel established his goals with his trainer and enrolled in a Certificate IV in Mental Health and Certificate IV in Disability.  Achieving the two qualifications would take a lot of commitment but Joel was more than up to the challenge.

"Genevieve helped me so much that I don't think I would have passed the courses without her support," he said.  "I learnt something new every day and I'm still learning."

He completed the two certificates in 2016 and quickly found employment in the community sector, saying the courses and placement were instrumental in his employment.

"I'm now working, providing home care to the aged or people with a disability," he said. "I love the job; I really enjoy helping them out."

 Joel

Pictured above: Joel has found employment at Home Instead Senior Care.

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