TAFE Western prides itself on offering education and training that changes lives for all people.
One person who has experienced this first-hand is Orange Aboriginal student Wayne Wright. Thanks to the tutoring and ongoing support of TAFE Western’s highly skilled and specialised disability consultants and teaching workforce, he was able to overcome several obstacles to start a dream career.
After 25 years in the construction industry, a degenerative eye condition left Wayne without a driver’s licence. His decreasing eyesight meant he needed a career change, so he enrolled in a Certificate III in Community Services Course at TAFE, which led to employment with Mission Australia.
“Going back to studying was really difficult because of my disability and because I hadn’t studied for three decades,” he said. “The only reason I was able to adjust was because of the TAFE teachers and support staff who went above and beyond to help me.
“So to all the people out there who have disabilities – don’t let that stop you – TAFE really does offer life-changing experiences.”
Wayne is just one of many success stories at TAFE Western. For more information about how we can help people with disabilities, click here or phone 1300 823 393.