Quote reads " By helping Kim ‘think outside the square’ and look at different opportunities, while using the skills, experiences, and qualifications she already has, we were able to find Kim a job where she can empower and help others which is her passion,” said Job Coach Brad Victoria

Kim has a background as a personal carer and disability support team leader. She has always had a passion for helping and supporting others.

When Kim began to use a wheelchair around nine years ago, she moved into an administration role in the same industry.

After moving to regional Victoria, she found herself unemployed and came to atWork Australia Shepparton for support.

Kim worked with her Job Coach, Brad, who helped her look at different ideas for how she could use her qualification in Disability and Aged Care in ways she hadn’t previously thought of.

“By helping Kim ‘think outside the square’ and look at different opportunities, while using the skills, experiences, and qualifications she already has, we were able to find Kim a job where she can empower and help others which is her passion,” said Brad.

At the time, Shepparton was in urgent need of people with experience to help with the local skills shortage and to deliver training and assessment services in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

Through a partnership with MEGT and the Industry Training Hub, atWork Australia helped Kim complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment so she could use her skills to train others.

“With Kim’s extensive background and her passion to help others, she was a perfect candidate to complete the training,” said Brad.

Kim’s course was funded through MEGT, and atWork Australia supported Kim with a laptop so she could complete the training.

Once complete, Kim landed a role at GoTafe Shepparton as an Equitable Learning Support.

Career Facilitators at Industry Training Hub – Shepparton, Kristen Elliott, and Lisa Kerr were thrilled to hear that Kim had secured a position at GoTafe that reflected her passion for helping others.

They said, “We’re excited to see what the future holds for Kim, we know she will make a huge impact in our community and be a great asset in working across the youth and adult vocational education training space.”

Kim said she loves her job, “I enjoy seeing the look on someone’s face when what they are trying to learn actually registers and clicks. I like helping people to gain a better education and to improve their lives.”

Lisa from Industry Training Group poses with Kim and Job Coach Brad
Working together: Lisa from Industry Training Hub, Kim and atWork Australia Job Coach Brad

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