North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are helping people to achieve their employment goals through a mentor-supported education and training program.
Dream, Believe, Achieve is a program delivering accredited courses to unemployed and disadvantaged North Queenslanders, with mentoring support to assist in completing training and securing ongoing paid employment. The next course starts on 9 July – expressions of interest can be submitted now.
Students who recently completed their training with Cowboys major sponsor, Allara Learning, shared their stories:
Tianna Namok is a mum living in Townsville who is closer completing her Certificate III in Hospitality and achieving her employment goals.
"The program has brought out a lot of confidence that I didn't have before I started. The program mentors have really helped, they've put a lot of effort and time to help me complete the certificate."
Jessica Purcell is excited about stepping out of her comfort zone and getting a job.
"This is the first time I've done a course and it's been really good. I'm enjoying it a lot. The program has helped me improve a lot so that I can get employed. I'm actually more comfortable getting out of my comfort zone. Knowing that I can get a job and knowing that I can do this – I have more confidence in myself."
Madison Samuelson is now conquering her job interviews with confidence after completing training.
"I wasn't a very confident person before starting the program, now I have friends and I can talk to everyone in the class. I was finding it hard to find a job and no one was accepting me, but now I have opportunities because I have more experience which is really good."
Anthony Burgess overcame hard-hitting hurdles, including being homeless, before deciding to enroll with the DBA program.
"It's been a great experience – I've loved the mentoring which has been the best aspect of the program for me. Finishing the program has been very difficult because I started within the first four weeks or so because I ended up being homeless. It's times like these that you learn who's there to support you and that's where the program mentors really helped me."
Krysten Long says she is an introvert, but after completing her training she's ready to 'dive into the deep end.'
"I was very introverted before I start the program but since doing the course I've opened up more and now can communicate better with strangers then I did before. I'm more comfortable in learning new things, before starting the course I'd hesitate but now I just dive into the deep end."
This training is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. For more information on the Dream, Believe, Achieve program go to www.cowboys.com.au/community/dream-believe-achieve/.
Certificate III in Hospitality
Expressions of interest - APPLY NOW
Next course commences 9 July 2018