More confidence from traineeship

Grace Brennan’s path to becoming a teacher demonstrates the opportunities that apprenticeships and traineeships provide.

A physical education (PE) teacher traditionally attends university for three to four years before working in a school.

But for Grace, a traineeship has allowed her to gain experience in a secondary school much sooner.

“I am involved in various sporting activities ranging from coaching teams to organising events,” Grace said.

“I enjoy the practical side that traineeships offer.

“My traineeship has been a great opportunity to further my education.”

The 18-year-old has completed a Certificate III in Education Support through group training organisation GForce Employment Solutions, training provider VFA Learning and host business Clonard College.

Grace was part of Group Training Australia’s Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders Program in 2014 and plans to complete a Certificate IV in Education Support.

“A traineeship is a great way to find your career path,” she said.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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