Students offered mentoring for study path and career choices

Lockridge Senior High School Year 10 student and iTrack mentoring program |participant Kordel Davis. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d409730
Lockridge Senior High School Year 10 student and iTrack mentoring program |participant Kordel Davis. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d409730

Lockridge Senior High School Year 10 student Kordel Davis had trouble deciding what he wanted to do and turned to the mentoring career program iTrack.

Run by The Smith Family, iTrack is a 19-week program, created to provide disadvantaged students in years 9 to 11 with a better understanding of study and career pathways.

Kordel said before he took part in the program he didn’t know what he wanted to be and he did not know of ways to find out about careers which would best suit him.

‘At first I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do ” maybe be a pilot or chef ” but my mentor helped me put my options into a solid pathway,’ he said.

‘The program gave me confidence to explore real options and showed me where to find information.’

The 16-year-old Lockridge resident said having a mentor and someone to talk to about his future was very helpful.

‘My mentor inspired me and helped me choose appropriate subjects for Year 11 at school, so I can reach my goals,’ Kordel said.

‘He shared his interests and aspects of his life and this is something that has motivated me to give 120 per cent and then some to be successful in life.’

After completing iTrack, Kordel said he hoped one day to become an electrician or an engineer.