I gained employment with Albany Blue Gum Plantations straight after I graduated. I completed a forestry course with the WA College of Agriculture-Denmark and this, along with a great reference from the College got me the position. This experience gained me invaluable experience. The hands on skills and the confidence that I gained at the College all contributed to my enjoying and excelling in the workplace.
After a year of working, and needing to always be learning new things, lead me to investigate enrolling in a University course. Having completed my TEE exams whilst at the College and gained a score that enabled me to enter any of the courses that I chose, I chose to study Environmental Biology at Curtin University.
Having boarded at the College for two years, I had all the skills and confidence to make the move from Albany to Perth, where I am studying my course. I am really enjoying it and doing well.
During my study breaks I have been able to secure work with my former employer, which helps me to save money to contribute to my education costs.
Last summer break, I applied to participate in a Turtle Monitoring Program and another monitoring program at the Arid Recovery Centre in South Australia. If selected, these programs will give me the practical on-the-job experience to add to my resume.
Katelyn and her family would like to acknowledge the great opportunities offered to her at the College. The wonderful learning environment and dedication of the staff are highly commended