Local graduates poised for a bright future

TWO graduates employed in Hobart’s sport and recreation field have been commended for their commitment to their craft.
Dylan Harris and Rebecca Langford have both received awards at a special AFL SportsReady Trainee of the Year graduation ceremony held in Hobart.
A standout trainee for AFL SportsReady this year, Dylan took out the Tasmanian Trainee of the Year award.
AFL SportsReady education and employment manager (Tasmania) Tracey Parry said Dylan had excelled in his traineeship and demonstrated great maturity and dedication throughout the year.
The Howrah local completed a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation while working for St Michael’s Collegiate Pool in Hobart.
“Dylan’s contribution to the Collegiate Pool has been amazing, he even completed additional training to become a qualified swimming instructor and lifeguard,” Ms Parry said.
“[His] commitment has earned him full-time employment at Collegiate – he has a bright future ahead of him.”
Rebecca, of Netball Tasmania, was recognised as AFL SportsReady’s 2014 Host Plus Rising Star as a result of her work in completing a Certificate III and IV in Sport and Recreation/Development.
“AFL SportsReady has given me so many opportunities to expand on my working career,” Rebecca, of Margate, said.
“I have gotten so much out of the traineeship – it’s been unforgettable.
“I have learnt so much about myself, I have become a leader and now I am able to step up and solve any obstacle that may get in my way.”
Rebecca is currently a full-time employee at Netball Tasmania and has recently been promoted to the position of game development coordinator.
AFL SportsReady’s annual presentation ceremony for graduating trainees celebrates individual achievement and recognises the work performed throughout the duration of a traineeship.
Twenty-two graduates in Tasmania completed studies in areas across sport and recreation, business, community services and horticulture, while undergoing traineeships at a range of organisations including sporting clubs, schools and in the community and finance sectors.
AFL SportsReady chief executive officer James Montgomery said: “We are passionate about helping young people create a rewarding career across a range of industries and we are proud of the high number of our trainees who go on to further study or work in their chosen fields.
“The graduation ceremony is a fantastic way to recognise the achievements of these graduates, who have all worked hard to achieve success in their chosen areas, and we wish them all the best for their future endeavours.”

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