Career goals achieved through traineeship

The simple goal of securing permanent employment within her desired industry was made possible for Sharnie Sue Yek by completing an Australian Apprenticeship.

Sharnie, a 22-year-old food supervisor and childcare educator at Mayfield State School in Brisbane, completed her traineeship with training provider Australian Child Care Career Options in 2013.

She was rewarded for her self-motivation and strong work ethic winning Queensland Trainee of the Year in 2013 before going on to be a finalist at the Australian Training Awards.

She is now the assistant coordinator at Mayfield State School.

“I am thriving from the opportunities provided by my traineeship and the skills it has helped me develop,” Sharnie said.

“It is career-focused training that not only furthers your education, but provides you with invaluable practical experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone.”

Sharnie’s passion for food and education saw her relocate from Cairns to Brisbane to pursue her dream.

During her traineeship, Sharnie was described as ‘one of the most promising emerging talents in the Queensland childcare industry’ by Mayfield State School principal Doug Lange.

“My Australian Apprenticeship allowed me to build a career in both the childcare and food industries,” she said.

“Once I complete my Diploma in Children’s Services, I would like to build a program to teach children in schools about healthy eating and maintaining active lifestyles.”

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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