ATC Work Smart is proud to acknowledge that Bryonie Stokes was named the 2019 NAIDOC Young Person of the Year Award by Southern Aboriginal Corporation at a ceremony held in their Kelly St building on Monday 8 July 2019.
Bryonie, a Year 12 student from Albany Senior High School, commenced her School Based Traineeship (SBT) in July 2018 after expressing to her VET and Follow the Dream Coordinators that she had an interest in working in the health services industry.
With the assistance of Janice Ford and Stuart Myers, Bryonie met with Siobhain from ATC Work Smart who was able to secure her an SBT with Hawthorne House where she is in paid employment one day a week whilst also completing a Certificate III Individual Support.
Throughout the last 14 months under the guidance and supervision of staff from Hawthorne House, along with ongoing mentorship and support from ATC Work Smart, Bryonie has been providing ongoing care to Dementia sufferers in the Albany community. Her commitment to her traineeship has seen her work tirelessly during study periods at ASHS completing course work, as well as attending after school tutoring through the Follow the Dream program. In addition to this Bryonie has sacrificed school holidays in order to work full-time hours with Hawthorne House to ensure she successfully completes her traineeship in time for school graduation in September.
ATC Work Smart, together with Albany Senior High School, would like to offer their congratulations to Bryonie who is making considerable progress in achieving her Certificate III Individual Support qualification which she then hopes to use as an entry into nursing in the future. WAY TO GO!!