Cloverdale’s David Coyne making good use of Brothaboy traineeship opportunity


Cloverdale resident David Coyne wants to do graphic design after he finishes high school.
Cloverdale resident David Coyne wants to do graphic design after he finishes high school.

HE is only 16 years old, but that has not stopped a local teenager from seizing the opportunity to begin a two-year multimedia traineeship.

Cloverdale’s David Coyne is one of the first students to begin this year’s multimedia training in a Certificate II in Creative Industries, offered by Midland-based not-for-profit organisation Brothaboy.

Brothaboy founder Andrew Taylor said the two-year traineeships were focused on encouraging Aboriginal students to complete their studies and stay in school until the completion of 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 tools and confidence to take full advantage of opportunities before them,” Mr Taylor said.

As part of the traineeships, students also attend Belmont City College where they complete Year 11 and 12 to grain their WA Certificate of Education.

At the end of the course, Brothaboy assists the students to find fulltime employment.

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

David started the traineeship last month and said the Certificate II was both challenging and interesting.

“It’s a great course, I’m really enjoying the Photoshop techniques we’re learning because I’m really keen to do graphic design when I finish school,” he said.

“It’s been great to gain this opportunity and I think all of us are looking forward to learning more.”