Gold Stars

Community, Recognition, Success Stories

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Brenda & John Collard

John Collard

Aboriginal Training and Employment (ATE) program client John Collard not only successfully completed the Australian Centre of Indigenous Tourism Excellence Work Experience program but with the assistance of ATE Coordinator Brenda DeAtta, was able to secure employment at Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.

“Working and living at one of Voyages properties can be an incredibly rewarding experience – not to mention fun – but there are also challenges associated with living in a remote area,” said Brenda.

“Employment opportunities with Voyages Indigenous Tourism are best for people with a great attitude and a genuine outgoing nature, which John definitely has.”

Our Future Moves Supporters

Directions, through our Workforce Development Centre and our ATE program, delivers the successful Future Moves program to both senior and district high schools across the Wheatbelt, focusing mainly on Year 9 and Year 10 students but with the occasional delivery to Year 7 and 8 students.

Future Moves provides current career information, guidance, and support to students to help them plan and make informed choices.

The success of the program has in part been thanks to the great support of teachers, school principals and other stakeholders and, in particular, Directions would like to recognise the following people from across our region; Stephen Cox and David Cowell (Northam SHS), Russell Arnold (Narembeen DHS), Paul Wright (Quairading DHS), Kerry Knowles, Jason Browne, and Karyn Dymond (Toodyay DHS), Shirley Julie and Ilona Jachmann (Central Midlands SHS), Hayley Holland (CY O’Connor Institute, Moora), Kylie Fowler and Barbara Garner (Dowerin DHS), and last but not least, Matthew Stokes and Shane Wynne (Clontarf Foundation, Northam).