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Ayla the first trainee to sign up from Silkwood High School

Silkwood High School student, Ayla Tilly Brown has created an exciting milestone for herself and her school by becoming Silkwood’s first ever school-based trainee.

The enthusiastic student has commenced her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education which will allow her to follow her dream career working with young children.

Silkwood High School Education Advisor, Alicia Kent-Rooney was delighted to be able to assist Ayla in her chosen career path.

“This is a great opportunity for Ayla to follow her career passion and we are thrilled that she is embarking on the next big step on her high school journey.”

“As a young person she has shown great dedication and maturity and has always had a very caring attitude towards the children.”

“Silkwood is a unique school with a creative methodology for getting the best results from our students and we are proud to celebrate this exciting milestone with her,” Ms Kent-Rooney said.

Silkwood is a private independent school situated in Mount Nathan and currently offers educational programs from Preparatory to Year 10. It is expected that as the school continues to grow more opportunities will become available for students to take on apprenticeships and traineeships.

Ms Kent-Rooney was also thankful for the support she had received from BUSY At Work’s Senior Industry Training Consultant, Darrin Larney.

“We were extremely pleased to have Darrin and BUSY At Work on board. They coordinated all the paperwork and streamlined the whole process allowing Ayla to quickly get up and running with her traineeship,” Ms Kent Rooney said.

As part of her traineeship Ayla will continue to spend four days at school while spending one day at the Finger Prints Children’s Centre in Worongary. The childcare centre is owned and managed by Ayla’s mum, Rebekah Harrison.

Ms Harrison said she was delighted to see her daughter commencing her traineeship.

“Ayla has a very nurturing personality and has always been really inspired by working with young children. She understands how the early years are fundamental to a child’s development and really wants to make a difference in children’s lives,” Ms Harrison said.

Ayla hopes to complete her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education during the next 18 months and then go on to study for her Diploma of Children’s Services.

BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said Ayla’s positive attitude and commitment to her traineeship at such a young age had set a great example for other young people to follow in achieving their career goals.

“Ayla has demonstrated she has the confidence and ability to succeed and BUSY at Work is pleased to be able to support her in her chosen career,” Mr Miles said.


MEDIA CONTACT: Leanne Macnamara, Public Relations Coordinator 0438 173 960

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