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Midland PCYC puts Dion on the right path

Published: August 31, 2020 12:00am

Previously disengaged from school, Dion once had little interest in learning. It wasn’t until 2018, when he was referred to Midland PCYC by the WA Police and the Department of Education, that Dion began to enjoy learning.

Since then, Dion has completed his Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation, Certificate I in Leadership and the Stepping Stones program; he is now applying to college.

Dion’s father recounted, “Dion was heading down a very troubled path, where he kept crossing paths with the WA Police and the courts. From the moment he joined PCYC there was a noticeable improvement in my son’s behaviour, attitude and his manner.”

After a few months at PCYC Dion’s Dad wrote to his local Centre stating, “Dion feels safe and for the first time in a very long time he is learning skills that will assist his ability to achieve his year 10 certificate and possible trade qualifications.

“I want to pass on my gratitude to PCYC and the Midland staff as I feel that without them my son would have only struggled even further and ended up time and time again on the wrong side of the law.”

Midland PCYC’s Centre Manager, Amanda Dow, agrees that Dion’s future is now looking positive: “He’s a very bright young man and is hoping to be selected to enrol in a Certificate 2 in Construction starting at a local college in Bayswater next month.”

We’re all excited for the bright future ahead for Dion.