Last night, 130 graduates crossed the stage at Activ’s 11th Pathways Graduation ceremony at the Astral Ballroom at Crown, Perth.
The graduates included Activ staff, workers in the disability sector, and people living with disability, who had completed courses including:
- Certificate I Business
- Certificate I Leadership
- Certificate I Manufacturing
- Certificate I Wider Opportunities for Work
- Certificate II Business
- Certificate III Individual Support
- Certificate IV Disability
Activ CEO, Danielle Newport, and the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, presented the graduates with their certificates in front of an audience that included he Honourable Sue Ellery MLC – Minister for Education and Training, the Honourable Peter Collier MLC – Shadow Minister for Housing and Disability Services, and the graduates’ family and friends.
Activ Pathways is a Registered Training Organisation that has provided 2,700 graduates with training in nationally accredited programs over the last 11 years.
One of the 2018 graduates, Antonio Amoroso – a supported employee from Activ Employment Services, Bentley – said that he has already begun applying his newfound skills from his Certificate II in Business.
“I’ve used what I’ve learned to set up my email and banking already and it’s making my life easier.
“I greatly enjoyed taking the course, in particular the hands on work with the computers. Leanne was my trainer and she was outstanding. She is very approachable and always takes the time to work with you one-on-one to ensure you understand each detail.
“I was only supposed to be at Activ for three months, but I’ve been with them for six years now. The employees have blown me away with their attitude and approach. They always greet you with a smile and are never afraid of a challenge.”
Antonio has already completed his certificates in Business, Leadership and Development, and Transport and is hoping to advance his studies and is exploring taking his Cert III in Business next.