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Getting to know….The City of Mandurah Indigenous Trainees

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This year, the City of Mandurah has welcomed five new faces to the team through their Indigenous traineeship programme.  Nudge have been supporting the City of Mandurah trainees and their supervisors for the past 5 months, and they are proving to be great employees and trainees and have really taken this opportunity and made the most of it. We look forward to seeing the trainees successfully complete their qualifications and become role models for other young people looking towards a sustainable future.

We asked the trainees a few questions about their time with the City of Mandurah so far and a few questions to get to know them a little better

Shardah Jetta-Farmer – Community Development Trainee

 

  • Can you tell us a little bit about yourself 

I’m Shardah and I’m a 22 years old and I grew up in the small town of Waroona (in the Peel region). I lived with my mum, dad, 2 sisters and 3 brothers. I’m the eldest of 6 kids and my family is everything to me. If I’m not at work I’m either with my family, playing sport or socialising with friends. I graduated year 12 from Pinjarra Senior High School and my main goal in life is to always be a positive role model for my siblings.

 

  • What’s the best thing you have worked on, learnt or been involved with during your traineeship so far?

I really enjoy working in the community development team here at the City of Mandurah. I get to work with so many different people on a variety of projects but my favourite would have to be being a part of the 2017 NAIDOC committee. We’ve worked hard over the past few months so it’ll be nice to see the outcomes of efforts. This is the first time Mandurah are having a NAIDOC Ball and I’m so proud to be a part of the process.

 

Kieren Crowe – Recreation Programs & Activities Trainee

 

  • Can you tell us a little bit about yourself 

I’m 18 years old, born in Queensland but mainly grew up in Perth. I have heaps of family back over in Queensland. I went to Comet Bay College in year 8 and 9 then moved back to Queensland with my family Mum, Dad and my brother for 2 years. I did year 10 and 11 in Queensland.

Then moved back to Perth in 2015 where I went back Comet Bay College to finish off year 11 and year 12 in 2016. I live with my Mum, Dad and my middle brother. I enjoy playing Rugby League and watching it. It’s a big part of my life and I’d keep going until my body can’t handle it anymore.

  • What’s the best thing you have worked on, learnt or been involved with during your traineeship so far?

I love being involved with our classes Action Tots and action Kids we run throughout the week. The kids each week are awesome they love our classes we run. I enjoy setting up our equipment for the kids and they are very pleased with what we being for each class. I enjoy making good relationships with the parents who come in our classes with their kid.

 

Corey Ugle  – Youth Development Trainee

 

  • Can you tell us a little bit about yourself 

I am a 20 year old indigenous male that grew up in Toodyay/Northam. In 2014 I graduated from Northam Senior High School and was also a prefect that same year. I am a member of the Peel thunder Football Club and am pushing for a league game. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing video games and travelling/photography.

  • What’s the best thing you have worked on, learnt or been involved with during your traineeship so far?

I really enjoy the afterschool activities program and Night fields. It just gives me a chance to develop good relationships with the young people and try to influence them in positive ways.

 

 

Zarina Bin Issa – Administration Assistant  Trainee

 

  • Can you tell us a little bit about yourself 

My name is Zarina and I was born and raised up in Port Hedland. My heritage is Malay/Aboriginal. I have lived and worked all over WA– which has been great as I love to travel and got to see places I probably wouldn’t have thought of visiting. My family are now all living in the Mid-West (Geraldton & Northampton) so I make sure that I get up there and visit as much as I can. In my spare time I love to read, catch up with family or take my dog to the beach.

  • What’s the best thing you have worked on, learnt or been involved with during your traineeship so far?

So far I am enjoying working with a great team and being back in the workforce. I am also looking forward to completing the study side of the traineeship and having a qualification under my belt.