Great partnerships at work

East Grampians Health Service and WDEA Works are celebrating the recent completion by Ararat College student, Melanie Sporton of the Certificate III in Individual Support –Ageing, Home and Community, through a School Based Traineeship.

Working at the EGHS Garden View Court Hostel under the direction of manager Maree Fraser, Melanie successfully completed her work placement.

WDEA Works trainer Shelley Murphy provided education support for Melanie to complete her studies throughout the school year while balancing her school commitments.

For the first time, the WDEA Works Training Division has been delighted to support two students from the Ararat and Stawell communities.

“WDEA management and staff particularly appreciate the support offered to us for this SBT program by the host employers EGHS in Ararat and Eventide Homes in Stawell,” WDEA Works program support officer Loretta Linke said.

Garden View Court manager Maree Fraser said it had been a pleasure having Melanie as part of the team at the hostel during her training.

“Melanie worked well with our staff and the residents loved having her around, the interaction between them was great to see,” Ms Fraser said.

“It is very important that all our staff share their skills and teach our trainees.”

Pictured L-R, EGHS Garden View Court manager Maree Fraser, Melanie Sporton, Ararat College, and WDEA Works trainer Shelley Murphy.