With her grandparents unable to provide advice on current career pathways, Melanie says iTrack helped her gain the confidence and career guidance she hadn’t had before. And, with added support from a Smith Family Program Coordinator, she has a clear plan for becoming a counsellor.
“The Smith Family Coordinator had a talk to me and gave me more direction on specifically what I want to do. I’m going to hopefully change from the Cert III Community Services [at TAFE] to Youth Work because it’s more direct and what I want to do,” says Melanie.
After completing iTrack Melanie applied her newfound confidence and determination to her studies. Through hard work she caught up at school and even received three awards on graduation, including top English student.
Melanie with her Certificate II in Community Services