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The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' training program has helped give a fresh start to over 50 students who graduated from their respective courses late last year.

Part of five course groups covering hospitality, customer engagement and youth work, the graduating students were presented with certificates recognising their achievements at a ceremony held at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Providing participants with important industry skills, 'Dream, Believe, Achieve’ and the ‘GO 4 GOLD’ program offer individual support with a dedicated Cowboys mentor guiding the students through their chosen qualification and on to paid employment in their industry of choice. 

Congratulations to these 2016 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' graduates:

Certificate III Hospitality Certificate III Customer Engagement Certificate IV Youth Work
Zamiak Baira
Dorothy Baluz
Elizabeth Baluz
Shana Baluz
Bobbie-Joanne Black
Caleb Crossan
Amilda Ghee
Rehanna Gizar
Amber Harrison
Sera Ivey
Tosia Joseph
Rebecca Kaniu
Andrew Kennedy
Samantha Layland
Jeffrey Marou
Maria Marou
Cody Moriarty
Carla Ottaviano
Pepptua Reuben
Ruth Rose
Hullridge Stafford
Jesse Thompson
Tammy Tough
Matilda Eseli
Zenita Gabey
Rosemarie Hollingsworth
Cassandra McHenry
Anastacia Pichler
Tayla Silver
Joseph Sorbello
Sophie Sorbello
James Dingley
Thomas Downs
Amanda Flintham
Alexander Peckham
Antonia Peckham
Fritz Peckham
Charlotte Doolah
Harriet Doolah
Annie-Vivienne Eseli
Arnicka Costello
Stephanie Kabai
Margaret Kaniu
Rim Kris
Phyllis Laber
Robert Langton
Amber Mallie
Beth Moore
Kelsey Noah
Shaquille O’Brien

Cowboys General Manager - Community Fiona Pelling spoke highly of the program participants and is proud of how far they've come in twelve months.

“Each graduating student has shown their passion for working in their chosen industry and now they have the skills and qualifications to truly be an asset to any potential employer," Ms Pelling said.

"They have all demonstrated true commitment and I am sure will all go on to be successful in their chosen careers. 

"This program wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Queensland Government, through Indigenous Training Strategy and Skilling Queenslanders for Work, the partnerships with quality training providers, and our corporate partners and employers who have provided work experience and the opportunity for real job placements for our students."

Cowboys 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work and Indigenous Training Strategy initiatives.

It focuses on providing appropriate training and qualifications to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians aspiring to work in specific industry vocations and then assisting them to take the next step in converting their acquired skills into paid employment.

Enrolments are now being accepted to join the 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' Certificate III in Hospitality course commencing 6 February 2017, to be delivered with major partner Allara Learning.

For more information, please contact Marian Malua on 07 4773 0782 or

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.