Traineeships Open Doors
Maxwell Kooreman’s achievement as Queensland’s 2023 First Nations Trainee of the Year is a reminder of his incredible talent and hard work. The award highlights the value of traineeships as a pathway for young people to gain practical skills and confidence while working towards qualifications that can open doors to new opportunities.
Maxwell’s success serves as an inspiration to other young people considering traineeships as a career option.
Proud Biripi Man, Maxwell was a team member at Kmart (Aspley), where he completed a two-year traineeship while studying for his Certificate II in Business. During his traineeship, Maxwell learned a range of tasks, from online orders and cashiering to stocktaking and customer service. Reflecting on his time at Kmart, Maxwell noted that the experience gave him invaluable life skills that he has been able to take into his current career.
Winning the QLD First Nations Trainee of the Year award was a pleasant surprise, and Maxwell is proud of his achievement.
He acknowledged the support of his mentor, as well as his Field Officer, James Nelis, and other Kmart staff members who helped him during his traineeship.
Maxwell credits his traineeship with helping him grow and gain confidence.
His success has led him to take on another traineeship in information technology with Brisbane Catholic Education, where he is studying a Cert III in Information Technology. He has requested to study for another certificate after completing his Cert III to further his education.
When asked if he would recommend traineeships to other young people, Maxwell said,
“I would recommend it to any young person, even if they are undecided about their career path.”
He has found that his traineeship has opened many doors and created opportunities that he wouldn’t have had otherwise.
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