A TRIO of teenagers have moved from WA’s far north to start a two-year traineeship in Midland.
Sixteen-year-olds Sidonie Maher from One Arm Point, Treanna Mowarin of Karratha and Hall Creek’s Telisha McGinty have started a Certificate II in retail offered through a traineeship at Brothaboy Clothing.
Founder Andrew Taylor said the not-for-profit organisation’s traineeships encouraged Aboriginal students to finish Year 12.
“Our traineeships are targeted at disadvantaged indigenous students to enable them to access quality education in a culturally inclusive environment, while at the same time giving them the tools and confidence to take full advantage of the opportunities before them,” he said.
“We are very pleased to welcome our students from the Kimberley and Karratha to study with us here at Brothaboy.
“They have settled into Perth life well and we are very proud of their achievements so far on the course.”
As part of the program, the students attend school and are required to gain their WA Certificate of Education.
The organisation will assist them in finding fulltime retail employment after finishing.
Telisha, who plays in the WA Basketball League, said she was enjoying the course while adjusting to the move.
“The biggest thing I think we’ve all noticed is how cold it is down here,” she said.
“We do miss our friends and family, as well as being outdoors, going fishing and that kind of thing, but this is a great opportunity for us to get a good education, and we are very pleased to have it.”