Tilly and Taya tick off Traineeship

April 20, 2020

Shooting Stars celebrates two of its trainees successfully completing their Certificate III in Sport and Recreation this month.  

These amazing young women living and working in their own communities are Tilly Kyanga and Taya Olman.  

Tilly Kyanga a Yamatji woman from Meekatharra, has been with Shooting Stars since mid 2018 as our Assistant Coordinator. Tilly expressed her desire to grow her practical skills more formally through this certificate.  

In Narrogin, Assistant Coordinator, Taya Olman enjoyed the challenge of combining work and study whilst working with Shooting Stars. Taya, a 2016 Year 12 graduate from Narrogin Senior High School is a well-known member of her Noongar community. 

The girl’s traineeship was completed in a full-time capacity with on the job training and support provided by Shooting Stars and Royal Lifesaving. 

Narrogin Assistant Coordinator, Taya Olman shared her passion for Shooting Stars. 

“What I love the most about this job is guiding our young Aboriginal girls into their futures and giving them motivation to do better and encourage them to chase after their dreams,” said Olman. 

Shooting Stars Executive Officer Fran Haintz said what a fantastic achievement this was for both Tilly and Taya as well as the Organisation. 

Shooting Stars Staff provided mentoring to Tilly and Taya throughout the duration of the traineeship,” said Haintz. 

This support has been pivotal and ensured that both Tilly and Taya were well supported in their study and work commitments and able to complete their traineeship requirements successfully.”  

“Both Tilly and Taya have shown fantastic commitment to their studies and their professional development. They have continued to support the delivery of the Shooting Stars program at their respective sites and home communities and have taken the opportunity to develop and deliver Health & Wellbeing sessions and Sporting engagement sessions with our Primary school aged participants.” 

Shooting Stars congratulates the women on their hard work and fantastic achievement and look forward to watching their growth and development continue in the future.