Shooting Stars participant Nicole Taylor is set to finish a Certificate II in Business after scoring a traineeship with the Narrogin National Australia Bank (NAB).
Currently in Year 11, Nicole spends one day per week working at the Narrogin NAB where she receives hands-on work experience alongside completing her schooling.
Having been part of Shooting Stars since 2018, Nicole attributes her achievements to the Shooting Stars program.
“Shooting Stars has helped me so much. When I first started the program, I was very shy and quiet and now I can talk to people with confidence and assertiveness,” said Taylor.
“Not only has Shooting Stars helped my confidence it has also helped me believe I can accomplish the things I set my mind to.”
“Working at a bank is so much more than just handling money, there’s a lot of behind the scenes work and it’s really helped develop my customer service skills. Working in a Bank can open so many pathways for you.”
Shooting Stars Executive Officer Fran Haintz explains the role Shooting Stars plays in creating pathways for young indigenous women.
“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing first-hand the transformation of our participants from shy young girls to confident leaders in their community,” said Haintz.
“Shooting Stars places a big focus on highlighting different career pathways for our participants and instilling confidence in the girls that with dedication and hard work they can achieve that for themselves.”