Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Step Up to a Career

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Step Up to a Career

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NORTH Coast TAFE has been with Sophie Attwater every step in her career journey so far, helping her gain confidence and skills as she works towards her goal of becoming a police officer.

Since starting with North Coast TAFE in 2009, the young Grafton resident has completed a Certificate II in Retail through a TAFE training and vocational education (TVET) course while undertaking a school-based traineeship with Target Grafton as well as a Certificate III in Business Administration.

"I really enjoyed doing TAFE while at school because it put me in an adult learning environment and I learned work-related skills that were a bit different to the usual school subjects," said Sophie.

While at TAFE, Sophie won two major awards, the North Coast TVET Trainee of the Year and North Coast Trainee of the Year in 2010.

After completing her HSC, the skills Sophie gained were beneficial in obtaining a traineeship with the Roads and Maritime Service, where she now has full-time employment. …

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