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Below are success stories from participants about their learning at Bass Coast Adult Learning which helped them to succeed in life. Click below to reach each individuals story.
“I’m doing what I love,” says Liz, “playing with clay and bones. With BCAL’s support, I’m fulfilling my dreams. They’ve given me the confidence to have a go. The Ballerina is beautiful and will not let the oddness stop her from living her life,” Liz wrote in her artist’s Statement, “instead of just existing because society won’t see her as the ‘typical’ ballerina.” Liz's life is full of art: her art class with Lisa Ovejero at BCAL, ceramics and lino printing with Lyn Keating at Bena, and Tuesday craft classes with Sarah Sullivan at Loch.
"So this is my story about how diagnosis and knowledge have changed and improved my life as an adult living with autism. I’ve recently taken a shine to photography and have joined the photography and friendship group ‘Thru the Lens’ at Bass Coast Adult Learning. I must admit I’m starting to make a name for myself with paid assignments and entering an exhibition at the Goods Shed. This has been quite a surprise. I absolutely enjoy going to this group.
The Coastal Connections - Work Ties program recently assisted Fah to transition from the Adult Migrant English Program into a Certificate III in Individual Support at TAFE. Her BCAL mentors also assisted her with job preparation skills which she used to secure a position at a local aged care facility. “Now I would like to volunteer in the class to help others to study and get a job. The BCAL team support and volunteer tutor helped me a lot. It can bring more people together in our community.”
The program helped me to get a job at BCAL that is related with my work experience. Mon was an adult migrant student, she studied at Bass Coast Adult Learning last year in a Certificate III in English through the Adult Migrant English Program. During her study she was a volunteer at BCAL in an administration role for a short time. Later on the Coastal Connections - Work Ties Program assisted Mon to get a part time job at Bass Coast Adult Learning as an Administration and Compliance Officer taking into account her work experience from her home country (Laos). Recently she got a casual job with Coastal Connections - Work Ties in admin support. “I was so grateful to study English at BCAL and got to know the community. As I am new to the country BCAL helped me to get to know people in the community and also helped me to get a job. In the future I would like to help migrant people to get connected with the local community and help them to find a job in their area.”
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