ALL too often, to my way of thinking, the youth of today get a bad wrap. I met with two young men recently, Shepparton ACE College Diploma of Community Services students, Imran Avan and Shawn Fiu, who both have a very strong interest in how they can support and assist others as members of our community.
Both students were warm and engaging and I could see either one of them would be able to make a real difference as support workers in the community, particularly with youth. For young people to be acting as positive role models and being able to engage with upcoming teens with a real understanding of the difficulties youth of today are faced with, that’s powerful stuff.
Imran said, “I was originally interested in working in aged care but I have come to really enjoy working as a support worker, supporting adults with English as a second language. The best thing about this course is that it offers so many pathways and opportunities.”
Shawn said, “I heard about this course through a friend and it’s so well suited to me. I enjoy helping people who have less than others and I see a great need for people who have drug issues. I love the thought of enlightening and encouraging people who might otherwise give up. I particularly want to work with teenagers because I believe the teen years are the hardest transition period and it’s something I can relate to and feel I could help others with.”
Shepparton ACE College takes enrolment for The Diploma of Community Services each semester and on successful completion of the course, students may also apply for credit transfers to a range of universities.
Contact the friendly staff at Shepparton ACE College, 130 Rowe Street, Shepparton (behind Woolworths), phone 5831 4029, visit www.sheppartonace.com.au or email [email protected]