Students’ Efforts Recognised at Public Sector Commission’s School Based Traineeship Graduation Ceremony

21 November 2019

After spending the past 18 months at the Public Sector Commission, Corey Czirr plans on getting his Certificate IV in Business and his mum Donna, could not be prouder.

“It’s given him the maturity to find a future goal and gives him a better chance to become something bigger.”

Corey, along with 18 other students in their final years of high school have just graduated from the Public Sector Commission’s school-based traineeship initiative which aims to help further their career opportunities and agencies develop a strong, diverse and capable workforce that’s future-fit for the people of WA.

Participants balance their school studies with paid work experience at a number of agencies during their final years of schooling, which counts towards their WA Certificate of Education and provides them with a nationally recognised qualification (Certificate II in Government – Public Administration) from Aspire Training.

This year’s graduation ceremony was held recently at Dumas House and attended by the students and their families.

Honourable mentions were awarded to Corey Czirr for Most Outstanding School Based Trainee and Eleesha Spargo, who received a nomination in this year’s WA Training Awards.

Corey spent his time training across three different directorates, People Culture and Diversity; Data, Analytics and Reporting and Integrity and Risk.

While Eleesha spent her traineeship at the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board across a number of areas, where she was given the opportunity to coordinate internal staff events, as well as assisting the Cemetery Planning and Development Officer in mapping out redevelopment areas.

In light of her achievements, Eleesha was recognised for her hard work by being selected as a finalist for the WA Training Awards, in the School-based Apprenticeship of the Year 2019 category.

Eleesha said that even though she didn’t win, she took away something just as valuable.

“Don’t be afraid to make a risk, you’ll never know where you’ll end up in life,” she said.

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