Fremantle College student travels to Canberra to learn about future jobs

Fremantle College student Alkira Gamble.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Fremantle College student Alkira Gamble. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

FREMANTLE College student Alkira Gamble has travelled to Canberra to learn about future careers in government.

Miss Gamble attended the Work Exposure in Government (WEX) program, which brings 70 students from around the country to Canberra, earlier this month.

She said family and friends suggested the program to her.

“I enjoyed going to parliament house and seeing job opportunities,” Miss Gamble said.

“I learnt about job and career opportunities in the future and how the governmental helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The 16-year-old said it was worth applying to go on the program.

“It was very worthwhile, everyone was really tight knit and was like family,” she said.

“In the future I first want to go university and study genetics and linguistics at University of Western Australia.”

Miss Gamble is part of the Follow The Dream program at Fremantle College.

Fremantle College Follow The Dream coordinator Nathan Dines said these sorts of opportunities helped to broaden students’ horizons and opened their eyes to the many varied pathways available to them after school.

“The WEX program has been a fantastic opportunity for Alkira and the other Follow The Dream students as it encourages them to consider a wide range of career possibilities and inspires them to pursue their aspirations,” he said.

“ The fact that four Follow The Dream students have been selected out of a nationally competitive process is testament to their hard work and dedication.

“ I have no doubt that Alkira will go on to achieve great success, whatever pathway she ultimately chooses.”