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Stepping towards brighter futures at Midland PCYC

Published: July 28, 2022 11:54am

Young people in Midland are progressing on to further education after graduating from the PCYC Stepping Stones Course.

Previously disengaged from traditional school, seven students have reignited their passion for learning and are now enrolled at TAFE to pursue careers in their dream industries. These industries include landscaping, fashion, music (sound production), education, childcare, hospitality and hairdressing.

Two students have also secured full-time employment, while three other students are returning to PCYC’s Institute of Training to gain additional employability skills.

Funded by the Department of Education and delivered with assistance from North Metropolitan TAFE lecturers, Stepping Stones aims to inspire young people to get back into learning. The course is designed for students in Years 11 and 12 to help boost their literacy, numeracy, life skills, and self-confidence, ultimately improving their overall employability.

PCYC trainers act as mentors throughout the course, helping to identify issues that may have caused students to disengage from school in the first place, while also addressing any further barriers to learning to ensure long-term success.

Upon completion, students receive a (22472VIC) Certificate I in General Education for Adults as well as the confidence they need to transition to further education, training or employment.

With 15 students already enrolled for Semester 2, we look forward to providing more young people with the stepping stone they need to a successful career path.