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School leavers are being encouraged to remain positive following the release of HSC results.

ETC’s National Training Manager Karen Busby said there were many options available for school leavers.

“If you’re unsure of what you want to do next year, or you haven’t got the results you needed to get into University there are other options,” Ms Busby said.

“You may consider taking a GAP year where you can perhaps travel, find a job or undertake some vocational training.

“There are lots of different pathways to university and careers advisors, universities and training providers such as ETC can help you explore these different options.”

Dylan May finished school at the end of last year and decided to take a GAP year during 2013.

“I took a GAP year to raise enough money to go to university,” Mr May said.

Whilst working part-time, Dylan was successful in securing funding through State Training Services to undertake ETC’s delivery of the Diploma of Management.

“This course has enabled me to gain qualifications while still working part-time, it’s helped me keep my mind active after school and introduced me to the expectations of tertiary studies,” Mr May said.

“The course will also hopefully assist me in gaining entry to UTS for the Bachelor of Business. While I have been accepted at another university I have my sights set on going to UTS.

“ETC’s Diploma of Management course is recognised by UTS and therefore may assist in credit recognition enabling me to either complete the course in less time or pick up other interest subjects.

“ETC has gone above and beyond to help me gain funding to complete the Diploma of Management. The course itself and the training were excellent and everyone has been extremely helpful in assisting me with my future plans for university.”

Named the 2013 NSW Small Training Provider of Year, ETC offers nationally accredited courses in the areas of Business, Retail, Hospitality, Community Services, Children Services, Employment Services, Career Development, and Training and Assessment.

“Training with ETC can be a great stepping stone to university because we have arrangements with numerous universities that recognise our Diploma of Management as credits towards a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce,” Ms Busby said.

“We understand that it can be an anxious time planning what to do for the rest of your life, keep your chin up, ask lots of questions, surround yourself with supportive people and have fun exploring all the endless possibilities available to you.”

For further information visit www.etcltd.com.au or contact Laura Hooper at ETC on 0437 673 415.



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