Lost teenager's inspired career change

Last updated: 01/02/2020

Lost teenager's inspired career change

Not knowing where to start with your future career can be an overwhelming feeling for many young adults.

It’s a feeling that can cause all sorts of emotions, sometimes leaving you feeling lost or uninspired.

When Lachlan moved to Australia from New Zealand after graduating high school, he wasn't quite sure what to do next.

He had the odd casual role doing a few hours each week, but no employment direction or ideas for his future career.

Lachlan had family members within the aged care industry, but was unsure on how to get into it himself or how to get training.

Lachlan's next step was joining the Transition to Work (TtW) program.

The TtW team provided him with assistance, ranging from driving lessons to obtain his licence, to being given the opportunity to complete Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged).

Additionally, Lachlan was given clothing to complete training, resume writing assistance and general support/mentoring while completing training.

The reason behind Lachlan’s chosen new field is simple yet touching.

He enjoys the company of mature-aged people because of their knowledge and stories.

Aged care sparked a keen interest for Lachlan when working alongside his grandfather at the RSL in Surfers Paradise.

Lachlan has since completed his training and has obtained employment with an aged care facility.

Looking forward, Lachlan wants to complete a Certificate III in Allied Health.

He has plans to live independently and eventually go on a well-deserved holiday to Hawaii.

Lachlan said the Transition to Work program had changed his life.

“It changed me and gave me a better career pathway," Lachlan said.

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