Debra and Chelsea were two students who completed ETC’s Certificate III in Individual Support. As a result, both successfully gained employment in their new careers and are absolutely loving it.
You can watch our interview with them here, otherwise there is a breakdown below.
“I spent 32 years at my last employment in the Accounts Department. I just knew I needed a change but I didn’t know what.”
“Previous to this, I was working in Hospitality but it just wasn’t for me. I’ve always been curious about the health industry, wanting to understand how I could help people.”
“I went and had an interview with ETC first before I decided to go ahead with the course and just felt at ease with them. So I thought I’d start this and see how I go. Rhonda the ETC Trainer was amazing, the class was great, everyone got along so well, it was really good. I completed my 120 work placement hours at Omni Care in their day centre – dementia ward. I’m so glad I decided to do this.”
“So I did my training with ETC, started my work experience at the beginning of the year with Bethany Aged Care and finished in May. I learned how to look after people, what their needs are, how to meet those needs and make sure they’re as comfortable as can be.”
“Omni Care have offered me a job in their dementia centre and home care with disabilities. Which has come from the course that I completed with ETC and what I’ve learned. It’s great, I get so much enjoyment out of it. It’s good to know that I’ve actually been able to help someone – I’m learning from them and they’re learning from me.”
“A month later I was offered a job with Bethany Aged Care. I get to help the residents get ready for their day, prepare them for bed, feed them and make sure they’re ok. I talk to them when they need someone to listen. I get pretty excited to come to work – it makes me happy coming here and helping them.
Thanks Debra and Chelsea!
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