Courtney Blanch, of Grafton High School, is employed at Grafton Base Hospital.
Courtney Blanch, of Grafton High School, is employed at Grafton Base Hospital.

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.



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