PCYC Ipswich helps young mum to gain full time employment

PCYC Ipswich is helping young Queenslanders to get back into the workforce through their successful ‘Community Work Skills’ program, funded by the government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Aimed to assist disadvantaged Queensland job seekers to undertake formal training to gain a qualification, PCYC Ipswich supports young people to obtain a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Single mum Tiarnah Checker is just one of the participants who has successfully graduated from the program, and has gone onto achieve full time employment in a local Inala childcare centre.

“I am so grateful to have participated in the childcare course at PCYC Ipswich. I graduated in September last year, and during that time I gained the knowledge and skills to work in the childcare sector.”

“Not only did the course give me the confidence to be able to apply for jobs, I am now studying my Diploma in Early Childhood Education.”

“The trainers and staff at PCYC Ipswich were wonderful and very supportive. They are there for the students when you need someone to talk to for support and guidance, and over time they feel like a second family.”

“I feel incredibly positive about the future. I am looking forward to being Diploma qualified, and I can see my dream of being able to save enough money for a house deposit for my daughter is a possibility now that I’m working.”

“Being employed anywhere is a positive outcome, but I’m just grateful I have gained full time employment.”

PCYC Ipswich Programs Coordinator Beck Field said the whole team at PCYC Ipswich are incredibly proud of Tiarnah’s achievements.

“Not only has Tiarnah graduated from the program, gained full time employment and is now undertaking further study – she was recently promoted to room leader at the childcare centre!”

Click here for more information on PCYC Queensland’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs.