MEGT trainees an inspiration at the upcoming Metro Queensland Training Awards

9 July, 2019

We are proud to congratulate trainees Selena and Natasha for their nominations in the recent Metro Queensland Training Awards!

The pair recently completed a Certificate III in Business Administration as part of a Skilling Queenslanders for Work-funded project run by MEGT.

Both were then nominated as finalists for the Metro QLD Training Awards Equity Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student of the Year. This award recognises outstanding achievement in overcoming a significant barrier or disadvantage to effectively participate in Vocational Education and Training.

Introducing Natasha…

Upon completing her Certificate III in Business Administration, Natasha was introduced to the owner of OSMAC Group Training who placed her in full-time employment the following week.

Natasha stated that “From attending the program, I have been able to understand how to use a computer properly due to the patience of the trainer - this small milestone it has given myself the confidence and self-belief to achieve the impossible. It has given me a sense of belonging and has empowered me to keep studying as well as working full-time.”

As well as being very proud of Natasha, we’re also proud to work with OSMAC apprenticeships as they go above and beyond to support real skills and real career opportunities for their local communities.

…and Selena!

After completing her Certificate III in Business Administration, Selena was employed by MEGT and is now working towards a Certificate IV in Business Administration while gaining valuable on-the-job experience.

“Traditional study pathways weren’t and still aren’t an area I can navigate comfortably, but the practical approach training and traineeships are a great way for me to develop my skills and gain employment. I feel well supported, proud of the work I’m doing and confident in my future employability or study pathways after completing the Certificate III,” said Selena.

Selena Burrows

Congratulations Selena and Natasha for your inspiring hard work and dedication - we wish you both the best of luck for your future careers!