Courtney backs nursing instincts
FOR Courtney Blanch, a Year 11 student at Grafton High School, taking up a school-based traineeship in aged care nursing has confirmed her plan to study nursing when she completes her HSC.
Courtney, who is employed at Grafton Base Hospital, said: "My careers adviser at school gave me a good sense of what to expect - and I discovered I love it.
"The traineeship seemed a good way to experience nursing before committing to that career."
Courtney's supervisor at the hospital, Petra Quante, said her student "has bloomed" since starting work earlier this year.
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships are a win-win for local employers and for young people.
CareerLink is a program of the Clarence Valley Industry Education Forum, a partnership between the Department of Education and Community's Clarence Valley high schools, McAuley Catholic College, Clarence Valley Council, North Coast TAFE and Southern Cross University.