Guildford teen Isaiah Ward thriving through Brothaboy program


Isaiah Yarran-Ward of Guildford. Picture: David Baylis
Isaiah Yarran-Ward of Guildford. Picture: David Baylis

SOUTH Guildford teenager Isaiah Ward’s creative talents have flourished during a two-year traineeship.

The 17-year-old is set to be one of the first multimedia students from Midland-based Brothaboy Clothing to complete a Certificate II in creative industries.

Brothaboy founder Andrew Taylor said the not-for-profit organisation offered traineeships to encourage 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.

“Our objective is ultimately to inspire and support young Aboriginal students to gain a vocational qualification and stay in school.”

Isaiah is in his second year of the program and is busy making music as Izzarman, with rap collective 1hunnid Records.

He said his studies had been challenging and interesting.

“It’s been great to gain this opportunity and it’s been lots of fun,” he said.

“I’m now really looking forward to finishing the qualification and hopefully finding a job that I really enjoy.”